Year: 2017 | Country: Argentina
The objective of the consultancy was to reformulate the “creation, development and linkage of SMEs for the Strengthening of Regional Economies Program”, called “Communities with Value – Developing Inclusive Links”, currently executed by the Empretec Foundation and the Argentine National Bank, with the objective of formulating the program under the format and requirements established by multilateral credit organizations, such as CAF or the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
The main objective of the Program is to promote links between real business opportunities arising from the demand of large companies in the intervened area and suppliers (entrepreneurs and SMEs). To achieve this objective, the Program includes the implementation of the following components: i) Awareness and selection of beneficiaries; ii) Training, including the successful workshop “Empretec” for Entrepreneurs; iii) Technical Assistance for the development of business plans and monitoring; and iv) Financing for working capital and investments.
Key words: project design – Entrepreneurs – SMEs