Promotion of SME in Tajikistan (Phase I and II)

Project Overview

Project Title Promotion of SME in Tajikistan (Phase I and II)
Project Number
Country Tajikistan
Overall Project Value() 2 000 001 - 4 000 000
Project Start – Project End December 1, 2006–December 31, 2011
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding GIZ (GTZ)
Project Budget()
Implementing Organization / Consortium

> CAIC Consulting
- AFC Consultants (Germany)
- ADG (Germany)

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team
Beneficiary Direct beneficiaries: Associations of SMEs, Project Partner: Ministry for Economy and Trade

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

Improvement of the business environment for SME development On macro-level: consultations for the decision-makers of Central Asian and national levels in private development; identification of needs of the private sector and formulation of supply responding these needs; On mezzo-level: 1) Support to SME promoting organizations and associations for further improvement and enhancement of their services including training services to respond the growing and fast changing demand of the private sector in professional human capital; 2) Capacity building of SME developing organizations and associations so that they can provide ToT trainings and consultations to other stakeholders. On micro-level: the entrepreneurs will have access to demand- oriented supplies of information and trainings and professional development. The enterprises will have a professional and technically trained staff Target group of the Project are entrepreneurs, enterprises in specific branches and value added chains as well as employees, preferably from the industry, handicraft and service sector. Intermediaries within the supporting process for the target group are associations, institutions for the promotion of the economy, chambers and private as well as public suppliers of services.

Project Objectives
Education Sector
Components of the Education Process
Occupational Field
Target Groups
Related Projects

– Identification of promotion approaches and industries for the project work;
– Analysis and promotion of value added chains;
– Use of economy promoting instruments (as technology-incubator, PACA, setting up business fairs, conformance assessment, consulting market / BDS, industry zones, international support programs);
– Product design and differentiation in the food industry, HACCP, eco-certification, wood processing industry, resource economics, environment standards;
– Economic advice (promotion of SMEs).
– Methodical approaches used in the project:
– Consultations;
– Professional development activities (conferences, seminars, Round tables and Working groups);
– Project will provide local grants in order to raise competitiveness and information dissemination (contests, benchmarking and etc.).

Project Results

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