On August 27, a project called Strengthening SME Business Membership Organizations has been launched with the total budget worth $ 1.053 million. The Project aims to accelerate the development of the SMEs sector in Ukraine by strengthening the capacities of the Business Membership Organizations (BMOs) that will contribute to the reinforcement of a much needed dialogue between the private and public sectors. The partners in the implementation are the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and a Development Programme of the United Nations in Ukraine (UNDP) with the financial support of the Swiss Government.
The new Project is to design and deliver a tailored capacity development programme to selected BMOs throughout Ukraine to help improve their institutional/organizational/financial capacities to represent interests of the private sector and facilitate a more active, responsive, professional and policy-oriented dialogue between public and private sectors. The project envisages implementation of four fundamental interconnected directions dealing with the BMOs’ capacities building, good governance, improvement and expansion of services provision, advocacy and effective cooperation with the government at all levels.