Introduction, Analysis and Policy Frameworks
The book casts a vision to spur the development of competitive, sustainable and dynamic Small and Medium Enterprises business (SMEs) in the Sudan as a mere pathway to increased economic growth and prosperity, with particular emphasis on agro-industries. The book is divided into two main parts. The first part introduces the SMEs, defines their main aspects and gives a brief account of the historic evolution and current context of Small and Medium Enterprises business in the Sudan. The second part displays a holistic view of the SMEs policy concerns and structures with emphasis on institutional and regulatory policy frameworks necessary for SMEs development. The methodology contained in this book follows an informative and deductive approach that provides synthesis and knowledge through distillation of a number of readings and writings in SMEs domains. As market forces provide endeavours to domestic market development, the book shades light on the importance of efficient marketing systems for SMEs development. The book makes emphasis on the role and importance of political, economic, social and technological frameworks for the development of SMEs. The book calls for political commitment to endorse genuine reforms on the SMEs sector and over a wide range of strategies, policies, and procedures to achieve economic thrusts. The book urges authorities to focus on SMEs development plans with consideration of the sectoral patterns of growth to minimize regional dispersions and reduce both inter-state and intra-states imbalances.
The Tools for Pro Poor PPP at the local level are aimed at members of local level government, business and community organisations interested in an innovative approach to the problems of service delivery, especially to the poor. The tools have been developed through a participatory process involving PPPUE’s programmes and projects in 14 countries and more than 50 municipalities around the world ensuring that they are applicable and useful globally but able to be localised rapidly.
PPPUE is the global facility that developing countries use to obtain support in their efforts to define, promote and implement Public Private Partnerships to reduce poverty by increasing the access of the urban poor to basic services. The programme offers a flexible portfolio of demand driven services built on the basis of a strong partner network and results at the country level.
The rationale underlining PPPUE’s services is to help develop a conducive environment for partnerships and to build adequate capacity for local partners to bring all stakeholders into the development process and improve the access by disadvantaged communities to basic services. The goal is to facilitate the creation of a constructive environment with respect to reform; one which will allow community organisations and other civil society groups to advocate for their needs and preferences and contribute their skills and capacity through sustainable partnerships with governments and the private sector.
This guideline raises and addresses the following questions: How can Partnerships between public and private sector work best to serve the poor ?
How can the needs of the poor be prioritized in strategies that encourage public-private partnerships? What conditions are essential to ensure the provision
of water supply and sanitation services to poor people? Bilateral and multilateral agencies advocate public-private collaboration, but at the same time demand that programmes have a clear poverty focus.
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