SME Competitiveness Outlook 2017

The Region - A Door to Global Trade

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This year’s report focuses on regional trade, the most common form of trade for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It contains 50 country profiles, featuring detailed SME competitiveness assessments and information on each country’s export potential within and outside their geographical region. Success stories of value chain integration are provided for Ghana, Hungary, Indonesia, Kenya and Morocco. The report provides targeted advice for policymakers, businesses, and trade and investment support institutions, and combines data analysis, case studies, academic insights and opinions by thought leaders.



Regional networks to support trade

Trade and investment support institutions (TISIs) assist SMEs to internationalize. TISIs operate at different levels: subnational, national, regional and international. This chapter explores current TISI trends, assesses how regional collaboration of TISIs can make a difference, and highlights success factors for strategic alliances and partnerships.


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