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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.
Online course - The Role of Technology and Innovation for African Businesses in Addressing the Impact of COVID-19
The online course aims at building awareness and capacities of entrepreneurs, businesses and policy makers in Africa on the role that technology and innovation can play in assisting businesses address the impacts of economic shocks such as Covid-19 and build resilience against future shocks.
The main objective of the meeting was to provide a platform for experts to deliberate, gather comments, inputs and provide recommendations that will inform two studies being prepared for the Southern Africa Region; as well as, to ensure their relevance to policymakers and other relevant stakeholders in Southern Africa in the context of building back better post-Covid-19.
A stakeholder meeting was held on 12 July 2021, to present and validate a digital portal on technology and innovation for MSMEs in Southern Africa
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.