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Workshops - Policy toolkits to stream MSME formalization and inclusive delivery of formalization services
In partnerships with the Government of The Gambia, the Government of Kenya and UN Country Teams, two workshops were organized on enhancing MSME formalization and its contribution to MSME resilience. The workshops received over 300 participants, including the Vice President of The Gambia, the Senior Advisor of the President of Kenya, policymakers and MSME entrepreneurs. Four reports were also delivered to facilitate the formulation of coherent policy environment conducive for MSME formalization
Guidance on core indicators for entity reporting on contribution towards implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (GCI)
The objective of this Guidance is to provide practical information on how core indicators could be measured in a consistent manner and in alignment with countries' needs on monitoring the attainment of the SDG agenda.
Regional capacity building events to raise awareness of the role of competition related policies for access to markets in post COVID-19 resurgence of MSMEs
ECLAC, ESCAP, ESCWA, UNCTAD, UNECA, UNECE
The Competition and Consumer Protection Policies Branch at UNCTAD in collaboration with the United Nations Regional Economic Commissions, has issued guidance to member States on re-activating their economies.
Training course: Building Stronger Economies after COVID-19: Standards Implementation for Boosting Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises’ (MSMEs) Resilience
The online self-paced, free of charge, training course illustrates how MSMEs could implement different types of standards with a coherent approach.
Responding to a request from the Government of El Salvador, the project allowed for the creation of an online single window for MSMEs to register and access digital services, encouraging businesses formalization. Launched in June 2020, using a platform that can be configured for different countries, Cuentamype.org allows entrepreneurs to register their companies online - eliminating the previous cumbersome task of having to queue at multiple government offices.
The webinars aimed at raising awareness of the role of entrepreneurship policies in the MSME resurgence and of UNCTAD's Entrepreneurship Policy Framework. Bridging gaps between theory and practice is essential to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. To this end, public policies are the formal means for landing obligations embeded in legal frameworks, as well as those voluntary commitments from different sources at the national and international level. Policies allow the cohesion and articulation of strategies to undertake concrete actions with impact on the collective welfare.
Guidelines and best practices for MSMEs to assure resiliency and progress towards a circular economy in sustainable resource management and critical raw material supply chain solutions
The study focuses on the opportunities and challenges for MSMEs involved in critical raw material supplies in response to COVID-19 pandemic and the post-pandemic economic recovery.
Guidelines and best practices for micro-, small and medium enterprises in delivering energy-efficient products and in providing renewable energy equipment
The publication assesses the business environment that MSME in clean energy face as a result of the pandemic, presents examples of best practices related to crisis response and post-crisis recovery, offers practical measures to help businesses access markets, financing, and advanced technologies, and provides recommendations for policy guidelines to help countries move beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
The initiative aims to improve financial literacy in the MSMEs and to facilitate their access to finance and financial inclusion, including to financial aid in the post COVID-19 resurgence.