Delivering effective business development services at the local level
This activity will build capacities in adapting the business service infrastructure to the changing needs of businesses to optimise outcomes in terms of enterprise creation, expansion and productivity improvement. It will analyse the role of local authorities, public sector services, such as business development centres, and business-led organisations such as chambers of commerce, in providing services that are addressing the key issues and obstacles to the development of local enterprises.
The activity will contribute to the overall programme of work of the OECD on SMEs and Entrepreneurship, including the activities undertaken by the Working party on SMEs and Entrepreneurship, the development of an OECD Strategy for SMEs, and the OECD Ministerial meeting on SMEs scheduled in February 2018.
One seminar will involve practitioners from various countries and address the following key dimensions of successful support provision: i) the range and modes of services; ii) accessibility to SMEs and entrepreneurs; iii) management skills training; and iv) local governance mechanisms.
EventsSeminar: Fostering business attractiveness of Trentino (Italy)
5 December 2017 | Trento, Italy
Previous related events
Policy seminar: Supporting SME competitiveness reforms in the Eastern Partner Countries - OECD Eurasia
Seminars: Promoting and supporting new enterprises to foster local economy in Trentino
Capacity building seminar: Promoting entrepreneurial education in schools
Capacity building seminar: Strengthening agricultural co-operatives in Kazakhstan
High-level capacity building seminar: Supporting youth in entrepreneurship
Capacity building seminar: Supporting the competitiveness of Ukraine’s agribusiness SMEs
Capacity building seminar: Developing inclusive entrepreneurship strategies - Entrepreneurial activities in Europe
Seminar: Evaluation of programmes for the promotion of small and medium-sized enterprises
Capacity building seminar: Financing business start-up by under-represented groups
Capacity building seminar: Implementing SME policy tools in Eastern Europe and South Caucasus
Completed reviews & reports
Review: Regional FDI-SME linkage strategies in Kazakhstan
Review: Supporting survival and growth of graduate entrepreneurship: skills, competences and start-up support in Germany
Report: Knowledge networks and their impact on new and small firms in local economies (Italy-Germany)
Review: Boosting local entrepreneurship and enterprise creation in Lombardy region (Italy)
Review: Entrepreneurship support in Tunisia - The role of universities
Review: Skills and competences for entrepreneurship
Report: SMEs, entrepreneurship and local development in the Marche Region, Italy
Review: National and regional small and medium-sized enterprise policy linkage in Serbia
Review: SME and entrepreneurship issues and policies at national and local levels in Poland
See all Trento Centre's past events and activities in 2008/2011 and 2004/2007.
For further information, please contact Paolo.Rosso@oecd.org.