The project increased competitiveness in targeted industries by increasing productivity, trade, and investment, as well as improved public-private dialogue for a better business environment. The project targeted five traditional industries (apparel and textiles, fashion accessories, home furnishings, information technology, and wine) and one sector defined as emerging export industries, from which the project identified and incubated new export industries.
Using a value chain approach, Chemonics upgraded enterprise marketing and sales skills, improved productivity, and introduced new technologies. In addition to building workforce capacity and strengthening industry service providers, the project also improved the quality, positioning, and promotion of products and services produced in strategic markets, while increasing access to financing and investment. The project increased productivity, improved corporate governance, and encouraged development and application of modern technology and marketing practices, eventually allowing for European integration, economic recovery, and administrative and fiscal decentralization.
Project duration: 2010 - 2015