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NEW ITC PUBLICATIONS: Resources on trade and export development for exporters, trade support institutions and policymakers.

SME COMPETITIVENESS OUTLOOK 2019: BIG MONEY FOR SMALL BUSINESS--FINANCING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Increasing annual investments in small and medium-sized enterprises by $1 trillion would yield disproportionate dividends in terms of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. These investments also have the potential to deliver healthy returns for investors. To boost investment in developing-country small firms, this report finds that stronger investment facilitators (actors which connect firms to investors) are key. Other major findings: bundling investments for small firms into large packages helps scale up financing; disseminating information on small business credit performance improves risk assessments; and helping these firms to be investor-ready improves their commercial viability.

Executive Summaries are also available in French and Spanish.

http://www.intracen.org/publication/smeco2019/

WOMEN SHAPING GLOBAL ECONOMIC GOVERNANCE

This volume brings together contributions from leading policymakers and thought leaders from all across the world on how to shape our economies. Written entirely by women, this book is not about women. It is written by women who want to encourage everyone, including the 50% of the global population that are women, to contribute to shaping economic governance at a time where the world is impacted by a digital, environmental and social revolution. The essays and observations show women analysing the challenges confronting economic governance and formulating concrete proposals for how to navigate this period of turbulence.

http://www.intracen.org/publication/womengovernance/

AID TOR TRADE AT A GLANCE 2019: EMPOWERING YOUTH TOR SUSTAINABLE TRADE

Youth economic empowerment is tied to the future of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This chapter looks at the role of internationally competitive SMEs in providing jobs for young people and examines how improved youth skills and innovation promote the export capacity of SMEs. Firm-level data show that access to finance is more of a challenge for youth-led enterprises than those with older leaders. The chapter finds that Aid for Trade programmes which improve access to financial services for youth entrepreneurs and improve the skills of young people promote SME competitiveness for trade while helping young people find gainful employment.

http://www.intracen.org/publication/aid-for-trade-2019-youth/

A GUIDE TO COMMERCIAL DIPLOMACY

The world's only training guide for commercial diplomats explains how to promote trade and investment abroad while setting priorities for markets, industries and clients. Drawing on first-hand field experience, the guide explores ways to network, create partnerships, build business intelligence and promote trade and investment. Practical checklists and case studies reflect the current business world of digital platforms, social networking tools and the changing profile of international business. The guide is designed for diplomats and trade representatives from ministries of foreign affairs or commerce; trade and investment promotion bodies; business associations and chambers of commerce; and training schools for diplomats. Also available in French and Spanish.

http://www.intracen.org/publication/comrnercial-diplomacy/

INVEST IN GHANA--LOCAL BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

This report provides company-level information for investors on agribusiness, manufacturing and services. It includes performance-related data on themes like international certification, innovation capacity, ICT use and access to electricity and logistics services. Investors will find practical information on how investment in those sectors can contribute to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.

http://www.intracen.org/publication/Invest-Ghana/

WORLD TARIFF PROFILES 2019

Jointly published by ITC, the World Trade Organization (WTO) and UNCTAD, this annual report presents tariff-based market access conditions for goods imposed by 164 WTO Members and other countries. The report contains aggregated product statistics, tariffs imposed and faced by each economy and an overview of non-tariff measures. This year's focus is on countries' tariff policies in relation to technological goods that may help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. ITC's Market Access Map database is the main source of the applied tariff data in the report.

http://www.intracen.org/publication/World-Tanff-Profiles-2019/

THE EUROPEAN UNION MARKET FOR SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS

Retailers in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain are finding growing consumer demand for sustainably sourced products. Many work in partnership with their suppliers, both inside and outside the European Union (EU), to introduce environmental and social standards, according to this International Trade Centre (ITC) company survey in the five EU countries. The report contains data on consumer demand and retailer sourcing strategies as well as case studies based on interviews with retailers.

http://www.intracen.org/publication/The-European-Union-market-for-sustainable-products/

CREATIVE INDUSTRIES IN RWANDA: DIGITAL PATHS TO GLOBAL MARKETS

Rwandan creative industries are exploring ways to tackle challenges and develop products and services for domestic and international markets. This paper uses case studies to illustrate how music and film companies in Rwanda tap global platforms to expand outreach; follow the diaspora to enter overseas markets; tailor production and marketing for specific markets; and apply new business models and monetization channels.

http://www.intracen.org/publication/Rwanda-creative-digital/

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