Entrepreneurs in the developing and transforming world

Leading development agencies and most governments have come to the common understanding that enabling environments including public support to private entrepreneurial activities are vital to sustainable economic growth, poverty alleviation and social pluralism.

SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises) are catalysts for economic growth and innovation. As most of them engage in labour-intensive industries, they provide the vast majority of job opportunities for the growing supply of labour force in developing and emerging economies.

Stimulating SME-led growth requires management know-how, skilled labour supply, technology, and capital - all this embedded in appropriate legal and policy frameworks. Intensified global competition drives SMEs in developing and industrialised countries to expand their activities and commercial interest beyond regional and national borders.

PEM CONSULT is a competent and experienced advisor with strengthening SMEs’ competitiveness and promoting international business cooperation in a globalised world.

Skills Development for a Green Economy (SD4GE II) - Labour market analysis

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The Skills Development for a Green Economy Programme II (SD4GE II) supports a structural change towards more employment-oriented dual TVET approaches in South Africa. It supports the cooperation of...

Creation Employment through Export Promotion (CETEP)

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Kosovo's economy has made significant progress in recent years. Nevertheless, unemployment remains high and the level of skills is for the most part low. Poor product quality, limited access of...

Regional Development, Employment Promotion and VET (ProSEED)

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With a real per capita income of €280 per month, Albania is among the poorest countries of Europe. The country faces the challenges of strong unemployment and high levels of emigration...

Support to SME Development in Armenia (SMEDA)

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The program "Support to SME Development in Armenia (SMEDA)" as part of the Regional Private Sector Development in South Caucasus Program, aims to create employment opportunities by enhancing ...

ProLocal - Innovations in SMEs of the wood sector

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In general, the productivity of companies in BiH and the quality and quantity of their products often do not meet the requirements of international markets...

ProLocal - Innovations in SMEs in the metal sector

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In general, the productivity of companies in BiH and the quality and quantity of their products often do not meet the requirements of international markets...

Algeria, Youth-Employment Support Program (PAJE) - MS2

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One of the priorities is related to labor market and employment promotion. In this regard PAJE is part of this cooperation and aims to support the Algerian government in its national policy for youth and employability...

Syrian AR, Entrepreneurship Skills for Young Start-up Entrepreneurs

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PEM designed, organised and delivered a comprehensive ToT packsage to develop entrepreneurial skills for young start-up entrepreneurs from Palestinian refugee camps in Syria.

Kosovo, Economic Development and Employment Promotion

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The project was part of the GIZ-programme “Economic development and employment promotion” with the objective to achieve an economically stable Kosovo.

Palestinian Territories, Private Sector Development Programme

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Development of the Palestinian SME sector to generate income and employment opportunities through improved framework conditions and services for business development and strengthening of private sector organizations.

Morocco, Enterprise Support Programme - Expertise Center - SMEs Component

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Technical development of Moroccan enterprises, including the encouragement to introduce innovative measures as well as to improve the quality of the business processes and productivity.

Ukraine, SME Support Services in Priority Regions of Ukraine

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Capacity strengthening of Ukrainian business organisations and associations by providing support to private sustainable enterprises within a regional and sector based scope.

Algeria, Strengthening PR and Communication with regard to Privatisation

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Assistance to the Ministry of Participation and Promotion of Investment (MPPI) in the design and implementation of an integrated communication plan.

Turkey, Development of European-Turkish Business Centres

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Establishment of three European-Turkish Business Centers (Gaziantep, Kocaeli, Izmir) that provide comprehensive support to local SMEs.