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ITP – Private Sector Development (ITP Strategic Business Management & Private Sector Growth Strategies)

The International Training Programmes for Private Sector Development is a combined ITP, including two programmes, ‘Strategic Business Management’ and ‘Private Sector Growth Strategies’ (ITP SBM & PSGS). The overall aim of this programme is to contribute to the development of a vibrant and sustainable private sector. It also seeks to strengthen collaboration between the private and public sectors, for better functioning markets and improved integration in world trade. Therefore the programme blends both business leaders from small and medium-sized businesses and high-level professionals from national institutions and with a mandate to develop and promote a sustainable private sector, to improve market functionality and/or to stimulate greater integration in world trade.

The SBM programme is expected to provide the participant with:

  1. knowledge and skills to enhance the growth and success of their own business,
  2. insight into how to stimulate private sector development in their country, and
  3. capacity and tools to actively contribute to the development of a Common Action Plan for private sector development in their country.

The long-term goal of the programme is to contribute to revitalization and changes for the better in each participant’s business. This in turn will contribute to decisive and lasting change at a national level, improving the business climate and stimulating sustainable economic growth. The participants acquire tools, manuals and procedures in order to strengthen an increase the competitiveness of their busines, including, for example, business analysis, business plan development , market identification, product diversification, , supporting improvements in innovation and technology, staretgy development and implementation etc.

The PSGS programme is expected to provide the participant, with:

  1. in-depth knowledge and skills on how to stimulate and promote private sector development,
  2. capacity and knowledge to drive change in the own organisation to enhance its contribution to private sector development, and
  3. capacity and tools to actively contribute to the development of a Common Action Plan for private sector development in the country.

Working for a better business climate: examining how public organisations and other groups promoting enterprise development (national governmental organisations, authorities and semi-government organisations and institutions, relevant associations such as chambers of commerce, business associations) can work together with the private sector and how to integrate strategies stimulating fundamental economic growth to improve life for all.This can involve policy and startegy development, improving regulation or improving communication and working with a broad range of non-governmental stakeholders. The participants receive the tools to anchor and promote their reform process at their respective organisation.

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