Small and Medium Enterprises competittiveness project in Kazakhstan

By the order of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, a project was launched aimed at improoving of SME in Kazakhstan and the potential of their leadership. The project was developed in accordance with the priorities of the main state programs and strategies

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COMPONENT 1: Training for SMEs under International Program SME Skill Develop

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The objective will be achieved through performing the following tasks:
- Consulting services on strategy improvement and planning;
- Establishment of a system for the training of consultants, including:
- Preparation of consultants for SMEs;
- SME Information and Communication Campaign and Demand-Based Training.

goals

The objective of this Component is to strengthen and expand existing non-financial support programs offered by the government to small and medium sized enterprises, SME owners and managers by enhancing their quality in substance and methodology, by introducing international best practice, and by increasing awareness of these programs widely in the country. At the institutional level the Project will support development of institutional capacity, planning and management systems for provision of government-funded non-financial services.

results

This extensive campaign is expected to not only increase the intensity of use of such programs, but also to make them more transparent in terms of quality and timeliness of services provided.

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By the order of the Ministry of National

By the order of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, a project was launched aimed at impooving the cometitives

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By the order of the Ministry of National

By the order of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, a project was launched aimed at impooving the cometitives

Adobe System

By the order of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, a project was launched aimed at impooving the cometitives of SME

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Adobe System

By the order of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, a project was launched aimed at impooving the cometitives of SME

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Adobe System

By the order of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, a project was launched aimed at impooving the cometitives of SME

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Component 2: SME Linkages in Competitive Sectors

ABOUT SUBCOMPONENT

There are several large international and local companies in Kazakhstan that operate in the oil and gas, steel and other key industries. However, large enterprises mainly cooperate with foreign suppliers. To build connections between them and potential local suppliers, business opportunities must be sought. And for this it is necessary to help local firms to develop their business opportunities.
Within the framework of the Project, the Supplier Development Service (hereinafter - SDS) will be established in Nur-Sultan. Its functions will include: expanding market relations between SMEs and large local and international corporations in Kazakhstan; support for Kazakhstani SMEs in becoming certified suppliers for large foreign and domestic companies that also operate in Kazakhstan. Initially, the program will be pilot in two or three industries. It will be aimed at increasing the opportunities for Kazakhstani SMEs to participate in the supply of local operations of multinational corporations and large local firms (hereinafter - MNC).

goals

The SSD will become an intermediary, which, on the one hand, will play an important role in understanding the needs of large buyers in Kazakhstan in building relationships with local suppliers. On the other hand, it will work with individual SMEs to improve their ability to meet the requirements of large buyers.
When SMEs achieve world standards, it is possible to export their products or services to world markets. This will create an opportunity for other local suppliers, which will strengthen local clusters. At this stage, a training seminar will be organized and conducted for employees of the SSD and other interested government officials abroad. It will allow to study the successful experience.
The implementation of the plan will be carried out in two steps. At the first stage, the supplier will be assessed according to the EFQM methodology. On the basis of points, short-term plans for self-improvement will be developed. As a result, SMEs will be provided with general technical support and training through workshops, workshops and other mechanisms. At the end of the period, companies will be re-evaluated. After receiving it, they will participate in the second phase of intensive support. This will provide in-depth mentoring, counseling and training. Companies that have not been re-evaluated will continue to receive general support. An additional element of pilot projects will be the creation of a database of suppliers. It will be open only to companies that meet international quality standards required by MNCs.

results

After this job, it is expected that over 100 subjects will become accredited SME providers for large companies. And the sales volume of SMEs, due to participation in the project, will increase by at least USD 25 million.

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ABOUT SUBCOMPONENT

The main task is to provide development support with higher rates and increase the competitiveness of SMEs in non-primary sectors of the economy. The project aims to expand market relations for SMEs, which have not yet become globally competitive, but have the potential for market growth. For implementation, a world-class cluster development group will be created, through which best practices can be implemented. And it will be possible to increase the competitiveness of selected clusters in the regions according to the results of the entire project.

goals

Within the project, it is planned to train and equip a group of specialists (hereinafter referred to as “cluster coordinators”), who will implement cluster policy in the regions, as well as support the implementation of the cluster development program in several areas within five years.
The analysis should begin with an assessment of the attractiveness of the industry in selected clusters. In particular, determine the profitability of the participants receiving the main benefit. Then you need to use promising customer criteria, typical strategic alternatives and identified key success factors. This will help determine the ideal value chain for strategic segments.
Next, practical measures are launched in accordance with the actions that were determined on the basis of the results of the strategic analysis. They are aimed at a sustainable increase in competitiveness, and should also help prepare for future tasks. As a result of the research, new approaches to cluster development will be adopted within the framework of the State Program for Industrial-Innovative Development; New rules for the competitive selection of territorial clusters; developed cluster selection technique. The European Cluster Superiority Foundation is on training for cluster development. By the way, under the guidance of a consultant, reference documents should be formed on the global industry, a specific cluster, strategies and actions.

results

The consultant will support / accompany the development of the selected six clusters within two years after the completion of the contract. It provides for remote consulting of cluster coordinators, remote monitoring of cluster development.
To increase the share of SMEs in GDP to 50 percent by 2050, a national baseline survey of SMEs in at least 10 sectors of the economy is needed; analysis of the economy of Kazakhstan and develop a Concept for the development of the SME sector in Kazakhstan in order to increase the share of SMEs in GDP to 50 percent by 2050.

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ABOUT SUBCOMPONENT

Most SMEs in Kazakhstan are now engaged in trade and services. Such companies have no assets other than receivables. Moreover, it is almost impossible to establish the authenticity of the account and its recipient. Therefore, accounts in Kazakhstan have no practical value, they impede the receipt of loans by trade and service enterprises. In factoring companies there is no significant capital and the ability to raise additional funds. Banks are also not ready to finance the production of new, unproven products.
Financing opportunities for SMEs will expand the Internet platform. There you can register (or secure) and verify your receivables.
The design of the platform should embody the best methods used in the factoring scheme of financing. The planned technical assistance is based on a scheme developed by the World Bank to solve similar problems in Peru. A scheme known as “factoring” (discounting receivables) treats invoices as collateral. This allows:
1) buy accounts receivable from large companies that supply many SMEs;
2) finance the accounts of SMEs to large companies;
3) finance bills between SMEs and financial institutions in an efficient way.

goals

Providing advice and consultansy on creating a factoring platform to increase the ways and volumes of financing small and medium-sized businesses in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The recommendations envisage the development of technical and economic feasibility (hereinafter - the feasibility study) for the creation of a factoring platform in the Republic of Kazakhstan; plan for the installation and launch of a factoring platform (Roadmap) and technical specifications.

results

Consultations provide for a cycle of consultation workshops / round tables with interested parties to take into account opinions and suggestions when developing a feasibility study and Roadmap.
Services for the development of the feasibility study to create a factoring platform in the Republic of Kazakhstan and increase the competence of stakeholders include:
- collection, analysis and reasonable assessment of the needs of SMEs in the Republic of Kazakhstan in factoring and factoring platform. The assessment should be based on a study of the needs of SMEs in at least six regions of Kazakhstan as agreed with the customer. For this, it is necessary to hold seminars for representatives of small and medium-sized entrepreneurs and individual interviews. As well as analysis and evaluation of the factoring services market existing in Kazakhstan.

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COMPONENT 3. IMPACT EVALUATION AND MONITORING OF SME DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

ABOUT COMPONENT

- Provision of institutional integration in the evaluation of existing public policies and support for impact evaluation of programs with the development of the dashboard, including:
- Conducting a national baseline survey of SMEs with the development of a comprehensive Concept of SMEs development aimed at increasing participation of SMEs in the economy of Kazakhstan up to 50%.

goals

The component 3 objective is to support the improvement of design, prioritization, sequencing and effectiveness of SME development policies and programs.

results

Based on the results of the national baseline survey of smes, an integrated Concept for the Development of smes will be developed that will cover all the necessary measures to bring the SME sector to the level of a catalyst for the socio-economic development of the country. In particular, given the low share of smes' output in the country's GDP, the purpose of this Concept is to increase the share of smes in the country's economy to 50%.

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By the order of the Ministry of National

By the order of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, a project was launched aimed at impooving the cometitives

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By the order of the Ministry of National

By the order of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, a project was launched aimed at impooving the cometitives

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By the order of the Ministry of National

By the order of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, a project was launched aimed at impooving the cometitives

Adobe System

By the order of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, a project was launched aimed at impooving the cometitives of SME

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Adobe System

By the order of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, a project was launched aimed at impooving the cometitives of SME

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Adobe System

By the order of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, a project was launched aimed at impooving the cometitives of SME

Read more

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