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SME Competitiveness Outlook

SME Competitiveness Outlook highlights needs to recognize the impact of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) on inclusive economic growth to close global productivity gaps. SMEs are the missing link to sustainable economic growth and are fundamental to addressing inequality and ensuring greater inclusiveness. SME Competitiveness Outlook highlights country-specific constraints most relevant to business success by breaking them down into three key pillars: the ability of SMEs to connect, compete and change. The publication analyses these determinants of SME competitiveness at the level of companies, their business environment, and national policy.

SME COMPETITIVENESS OUTLOOK 2019

SME Competitiveness Outlook 2019

Big Money for Small Business - Financing the Sustainable Development Goals

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SME Competitiveness Outlook
2 Jul 2019
Increasing annual investments in small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries by $1 trilling would yield disproportionate dividends in terms of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), while also delivering healthy returns for investors. Yet, less than 1% o...
SME COMPETITIVENESS OUTLOOK 2018

SME Competitiveness Outlook 2018

Business Ecosystems for the Digital Age

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SME Competitiveness Outlook
23 Oct 2018
New technologies like advanced robotics, 3-D printing, big data and the internet of things are rapidly changing the way in which firms do business. A strong business ecosystem is necessary to manage this change. This year’s SME Competitiveness Outlook tells how to build it. The report combines da...
SME COMPETITIVENESS OUTLOOK 2017

SME Competitiveness Outlook 2017

The Region - A Door to Global Trade

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SME Competitiveness Outlook
1 Dec 2017
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 r...
SME COMPETITIVENESS OUTLOOK 2016

SME Competitiveness Outlook 2016

Meeting the Standard for Trade

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SME Competitiveness Outlook
16 Jan 2017
Standards and regulations are an integral, if easily overlooked, part of our daily life. They determine whether a plug fits into a socket, whether food is safe for human consumption or whether a bank is allowed to take deposits. They are also an indispensable part of international trade. Using ne...
SME COMPETITIVENESS OUTLOOK 2015

SME Competitiveness Outlook 2015

Connect, Compete and Change for Inclusive Growth

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SME Competitiveness Outlook
18 Dec 2015