This training course aims to enhance the skills of policy-makers and practitioners in assessing and designing policies to improve productivity and working conditions in SMEs. The course aims to inspire policy-makers and practitioners to adopt a systemic approach to SME productivity that encompasses an effective combination of macro- and meso-level policies, the creation of a conducive business environment and the strengthening of SME support institutions, together with intervention at the enterprise level. Special attention will be paid to strategies that promote productivity at the corporate level and ways to scale-up corporate-level productivity programmes.
The course is specifically designed for policy-makers and practitioners involved in the design and implementation of policies and related interventions affecting the productivity and working conditions of SMEs, in particular decision-makers and managers representing governments, workers' and employers' organizations, productivity organizations and SME agencies.
Participants in the training course will: