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Strengthening Caribbean business support organisations
SANTO DOMINGO—Over 25 business support organisations (BSOs) across the region are participating in a regional workshop aimed at equipping them to support their respective private sectors. The training, which started on February 25 and continuing until March 2, is through the 2nd Regional Trade Information Training Programme and Data Processing and Collection Mechanisms Training in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
This workshop is being conducted by the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) under the EU funded 10th EDF Regional Private Sector Development Programme in partnership with the International Trade Centre, Geneva. The overall objective of the programme is to enhance the BSOs’ ability to provide trade information services such as business intelligence analysis, data collection and processing.
This initiative is part of a wider programme of increasing the competitiveness of the regional private sector and involves the development of a regional market intelligence portal and the formation of management structures at the national and regional levels that would allow for more effective engagement of the private sector by BSOs based on the trade information needs for SMEs that have been identified.