Despite the fact that micro, small and medium-sized companies (MSMEs) account for 99% of the industrial fabric and create the majority of jobs, their productivity is extremely low compared with that of large companies. To redress this situation, the region must develop production chains comprising different-sized companies —and especially MSMEs— in order to boost job creation and wages as a way to reduce the heterogeneity of its economies. Further internationalization of these companies, particularly in their exporting activities, contributes to improve productivity and the labor conditions of their workers.
Meetings and technical symposiums | 16-17 Aug 2017 , Lima, Peru
ECLAC and the Latin American Association of Development Financing
Institutions (ALIDE) are co-organizing a seminar promoting financial
inclusion of SMEs through development bank financial innovation policies.
Other events | 28 Jun-1 Jul 2017 , Buenos Aires, Argentina
El taller transferirá la metodología desarrollada en CEPAL para
incorporar la dimensión de innovación en los diagnósticos de potencialidad
exportadora realizados a las mipymes en los Centros de Atención MIPYME.
Meetings and technical symposiums | 6-7 Apr 2017 , Ciudad de México, Mexico
This seminar counts on the participation of development banks, public
institutions, academics and experts in the field of financial inclusion from
seven Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Colombia,
Ecuador, Mexico and Peru).