Private Sector Development
At IP Consult, we are committed to a private sector approach, as a vibrant private sector is key to expanding wealth creation, social benefits and economic opportunities for all. This also encourages the growth of micro, small and medium-scale enterprises, which helps assist developing and transition economies mobilize the creative energies of their citizens.
On the one hand, we assist governments to draft policies and regulations that create a strong enabling environment for business, drive development and spur innovation and job creation.
On the other, we support private entrepreneurs, from individuals and households to large-scale producers, processors and service providers. We provide know-how in the areas of skills development, market access, business plans and compliance with national and global regulations as well as international norms, standards and conventions.
IP Consult works extensively in rural areas to stimulate income generation for smallholder households and the very poor in a range of sectors and value chains.
We also consult organisations dealing with small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in almost all its vocational education projects. Please see respective sections:
- Science, Technology and Innovation
- Vocational Education, Promotion of Employment and Vocational Guidance
We offer the following services:
- Development of Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise
- Promotion and Training of Business Service Providers and Organisations
- Within SME promotion programs, IP’s consultancy is related to the search for providers of specific technologies at both national and international levels, and mediation through technology-oriented cooperation.
- IP Consult supports the introduction of new technologies on a pilot basis, as well as determining training needs and implementation, as well as assessing the effectiveness of training, with an emphasis on environmentally-friendly technologies.
- We work with NGOs and other stakeholders to enable SMEs to communicate with state actors and participate in national promotion programs. This is especially relevant for operators in the informal sector.