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Empowering MSMEs to harness opportunities in the transition to sustainable trade and a circular economy in the context of the post-COVID 19 recovery
The objective of the project is to develop and implement capacity-building tools for governments and MSMEs in developing countries and economies in transition to strengthen the resilience of the MSME sector. This will help to facilitate its green, inclusive, and sustainable recovery in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Cross-border trade in the pre- and post-pandemic environment: Evidence from Malawi, the United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia
This report presents an assessment of capacity-building activities conducted by UNCTAD in Malawi, the United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia aimed at small-scale and informal cross-border traders, mainly women. It provides an original picture of informal and small-scale cross-border trade in the pre-and post-pandemic environment.
Women in informal cross-border trade in Kenya: A small-scale trader’s guide to trade rules and procedures
The guide is addressed to informal and small-scale cross border traders from Kenya. It presents key and up-to-date information on existing trade procedures and simplified schemes, documentation requirements, rules of origin, taxes, tariffs while providing an overview of trader’s rights and obligations and the benefits of formalization.
Women in informal cross-border trade in the United Republic of Tanzania: A small-scale trader’s guide to trade rules and procedures
The guide is addressed to informal and small-scale cross border traders from Tanzania. It presents key and up-to-date information on existing trade procedures and simplified schemes, documentation requirements, rules of origin, taxes, tariffs while providing an overview of trader’s rights and obligations and the benefits of formalization.
Global Policy Dialogue (GPD): "Post COVID-19 Resurgence of MSMEs and Competition Policy." 1-3 Dec 2021 [09h00 Santiago, 13h00 Geneva, 14h00 Beirut, 19h00 Bangkok]
ECLAC, ESCAP, ESCWA, UNCTAD
Following the organisation of 5 regional dialogues across the world during the first part of 2021, UNCTAD and the UN Regional Economic Commissions (ECLAC, ESCAP, ESCWA) will bring together representatives and officials of government MSME bodies, as well as competition agency representatives from across the world to discuss how competition policy could support MSMEs post Covid-19.
The course is aimed at staff members in charge of MSME support programs including but not limited to: Trade Promotion Organizations, Single Windows, Government Ministries and Agencies in charge of productive development and MSMEs, persons involved in Competition Policy, Data Protection and cibersecurity in the Caribbean.
The book takes a broadly chronological approach and each chapter focuses on different stages of the pandemic’s effect on MSME finance in Asia and the Pacific: before, during, after and beyond.
Leveraging policies governing cooperatives to encourage the formalization of micro-, small and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Kenya
The purpose of this research paper is to support the Government of Kenya in promoting MSME formalization during the post-COVID-19 economic resurgence.
The study supports the Government of Kenya and recommends ways of leveraging existing regulations and policies governing cooperatives for use in developing the MSME formalization framework. It also provides a guideline for application to the process of formulating the national MSME formalization policy.