Reflections of a gung-ho marketeer – highlights of the Turin BDS Seminar 2003
Author: McKee, Kate
Source: Small Enterprise Development, 10 December 2003, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 62-67(6)
Abstract:This article was largely inspired by the presentations and discussions at the fourth annual BDS seminar, organized by the ILO (International Labour Organization) in Turin, in September 2003. The author considers a number of variations on the distinct roles of facilitator and BDS provider that are proving to be successful in promoting BDS market development. She also discusses the challenges of working with 'embedded services', new ways of providing BDS to poorer microenterprises, the importance of seeing BDS within larger agenda, such as trade capacity building, and the challenge of getting governments to co-operate in BDS market-building.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2003-12-10T00:00:00