‘Strategies for Preparedness for Trade and Globalization in India’
UNCTAD India programme is a unique initiative in history of UNCTAD through which a five-year project entitled “Strategies and Preparedness for Trade and Globalization in India” is being implemented. The project is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and is being coordinated by Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.
The overarching aim of the project is to ensure greater participation of India in global trade leading to enhanced opportunities of employment and growth for the poor and under privileged society.
First it assists Indian trade negotiators, policymakers and other stakeholders in understanding the development dimension of key trade issues, particularly as they are related to the current WTO agenda. Secondly it strengthens the country’s human and institutional capacities for analysis of globalization–related issues, thus facilitating a policy environment that supports and sustains a more equitable process of globalization.
In the process, the project aims to assist India to derive the greatest possible benefits from the multilateral trading system and influence international trade rule making. The project works in partnership with private sector and civil society and focuses on institutions and sectors with the greatest potential to affect the poor in their roles as producers, workers, consumers and citizens.
FISME is Tier-I national partner and is implementing the SME component of the ambitious project.
The objective of developing the National Database of Consultants for SMEs is to create a comprehensive pool of Consultants, enabling SMEs to take advantage of specialized services being offered by them, hence improving their competitiveness and to explore to new market avenues. The pool of the consultants drawn from wide ranging sectors will be available to all stakeholders through an easy multiple search options to reach them. Consultants having expertise in any of the business functions in any sector and willing to offer commercial services to SMEs, may register their profile Free of Cost in the National Database of Consultants for SMEs and serve the fastest growing SME Service market.