SME productivity: A course for policy-makers

SME productivity: A course for policy-makers
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SME productivity: A course for policy-makers

7–18 décembre 2020
Le cours est disponible en English
Présentation du cours

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.

Groupes cibles

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.

What topics will this course cover?

Participants in the training course will:

  • Identify the drivers of productivity in SMEs;
  • Identify some of the linkages between productivity and working conditions in SMEs;
  • Review productivity measurement methods and indicators;
  • Examine the role of framework policy measures and SME targeted policies in enhancing SME productivity and working conditions;
  • Analyse firm-level interventions to enhance productivity and improve working conditions;
  • Analyse policy options to improve SME productivity and working conditions;
  • Discuss and examine methods to share the gains of productivity enhancement in SMEs.