Commission on Enterprise, Business Facilitation and Development

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Apr-May 1996, Midrand (South Africa), at 9th Conference of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), as one of three Commissions of the Board to perform integrated policy work in its areas of competence. Ceased to exist 2008.


Assist interested developing countries with policy-related issues and training activities concerning entrepreneurship development: facilitate exchange of experience on the formulation and implementation of enterprise development strategies, including questions related to privatization, public sector/private sector cooperation and the special problems relating to enterprise development in countries in transition; analyse the specific contribution that Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) can make to indigenous enterprise development; promote ways to facilitate efficient domestic resource mobilization.

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Assists developing countries in generating trade-supporting services such as customs, transportation, banking and insurance, telecommunications or business information, with a particular focus on services addressing the needs of the informal, micro, small and medium-sized enterprise sectors, taking particular account of recommendations adopted by the United Nations International Symposium on Trade Efficiency (1994).

The Commission urged to governments to consider ways of improving policy coherence between macro, micro and trade policies by strengthening dialogue at all levels of government and UNCTAD secretariat was asked to analyse the most effective mechanisms to promote such dialogue and to promote the continued expansion to the EMPRETEC programme network. On trade efficiency matters, the Commission stresses the specific needs of developing countries regarding access to international information networks in general and to electronic commerce in particular.


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Subjects *

  • Social Activity
    • Self Employed
  • Commerce
    • Business Enterprises
    • Property
  • Development
    • Development

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production



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8. Sep 2010
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