UNCTAD offers technical assistance to developing countries and economies in transition aimed at:
A member State of UNCTAD or a regional institution wishing to obtain technical cooperation from UNCTAD secretariat should submit a formal request. Formal requests refer to official letters (or emails in exceptional cases) addressed to the UNCTAD secretariat requesting UNCTAD technical cooperation by relevant authorities in beneficiary countries or regions. For more information, please see:
A step-by-step approach. Based on the blueprints provided by the EPF, UNCTAD embarks on a participatory process with all relevant stakeholders in order to understand what programmes and policies (if any) are currently in place to promote private sector development in general and entrepreneurship in particular.
UNCTAD will conduct a comprehensive assessment of the current state of the national “eco-system” in which entrepreneurs acquire their skills, develop their business plans, start up, operate and grow their businesses, identifying country specific challenges and constraints in the process.
With the knowledge acquired, UNCTAD will work with policymakers, institutions and entrepreneurs to set objectives and targets for an overall national entrepreneurship strategy, defining priorities both in terms of groups of entrepreneurs to be assisted and in terms of policy gaps and bottlenecks to be remedied.
UNCTAD assisted stakeholders in the following countries to develop national strategies and establish action plans for implementation: