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Regional: Supporting Internationalization of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises:Linking India and the Greater Mekong Subregion

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53112-001 Status: Approved

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will operationalize initiatives that catalyze trade and cross border investment (internationalization) by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) between India and countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), contributing to enhanced regional integration and higher and more inclusive growth in both the GMS and South Asian regions. It will focus on Cambodia, Thailand, and Viet Nam among countries in the GMS. The TA builds on recommendations of analytical studies that looked at the potential and challenges of connecting SMEs across Cambodia, India, and Thailand.

Project Details

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  • Regional
Sector
  • Industry and trade
 
Project Name Supporting Internationalization of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises:Linking India and the Greater Mekong Subregion
Project Number 53112-001
Country Regional
Cambodia
India
Thailand
Viet Nam
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Industry and trade / Small and medium enterprise development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will operationalize initiatives that catalyze trade and cross border investment (internationalization) by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) between India and countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), contributing to enhanced regional integration and higher and more inclusive growth in both the GMS and South Asian regions. It will focus on Cambodia, Thailand, and Viet Nam among countries in the GMS. The TA builds on recommendations of analytical studies that looked at the potential and challenges of connecting SMEs across Cambodia, India, and Thailand.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA will seek to do this by (i) establishing and/or partnering with business accelerators in India and Thailand (to cover GMS) to identify SMEs with the potential to internationalize; and providing the identified SMEs with a composite package including information on opportunities, industry expertise, mentoring, and guidance on market entry issues to assist their internationalization; (ii) supporting linkages between business associations and/or organizations promoting SME internationalization; and (iii) supporting linkages between business accelerators and financial intermediaries.
Impact Movement of internationalized SMEs between India and the GMS increased
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome SME internationalization supported
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

International business accelerators established

Cooperation between India and GMS countries' business associations and/or organizations supporting SMEs facilitated

Coordination between financial intermediaries and SME accelerators strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Cambodia - Nation-wide, Cambodia; India - Nation-wide, India; Thailand - Nation-wide, Thailand; Viet Nam - Nation-wide, Vietnam
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Ashish Narain
Responsible ADB Department SDTC
Responsible ADB Division SDTC-RCI
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 28 Jun 2019
Fact Finding 11 Feb 2019 to 11 Feb 2019
MRM -
Approval 22 Nov 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Oct 2019

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