Designing and implementing conducive policies for MSME development

Designing and implementing conducive policies for MSME development

Designing and implementing conducive policies for MSME development

4 October–3 November 2022
The course is available in English, Français
Introduction to the course

This course builds on the ILO's experience, as well as research by other agencies such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the World Bank, to provide an overview of global best practices in policy support for MSME development. Throughout the course, you will be exposed to topics such as applying labour law and preferential tax regimes to MSMEs, simplifying the business environment, improving access to finance and non-financial business development service programmes, favouring innovation in MSMEs, and how to design programmes to improve productivity, working conditions, and linkages to value chains for small businesses. Particular attention will be given to ways of involving different actors (governments, development partners, workers, and the private sector) in the design and implementation of policies and programmes to foster small enterprise development.

Who attends this course?

This course is intended for:

  • Line ministries involved in employment promotion and Small and Medium Enterprise promotion
  • Government agencies in charge of promoting SME development
  • Representatives from Workers' and Employers' organizations with an interest in learning how to influence the SME policy development process
  • Practitioners from international organizations and NGOs that are implementing SME development programmes or policy support programmes
  • Researchers with an academic interest on how SME policies can contribute to decent job creation.

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