Government Business Portal
Enabling business activities
The challenge: making the market a more transparent place
Tools and services established to help SMEs are of little use if the target enterprises do not know how to access them. Entrepreneurs often face bureaucratic complexity and difficulty accessing important business information, which would help them to interact with the market more effectively.
Our approach: single entry point business portals
UNIDO is building bridges between Governments and businesses by developing portals that offer integrated access to information on regulatory mandates, support institutions and generic business advice, especially useful for business start ups.
On-line provision of government information and services can increase the efficiency and coverage of public service delivery to small firms, it can act as a model and set standards for ICT adoption by small firms. UNIDO, with its longstanding experience in SME development, is assisting governments and SME support institutions to take-up these opportunities and to address them in an integrated manner.
The concept applied: government business portal
In 2006 UNIDO assisted the Vietnamese Government in the development of an SME policy framework, institutional capacity building and business development services to improve the governmental support framework for SMEs.
In close cooperation with the Agency for SME development and 19 collaborating ministries, agencies and departments, UNIDO contributed to the establishment of Viet Nam’s Government Business Portal.
The portal contains today:
- More than 300 user-friendly business licence fact sheets
- Over 7,000 pages of downloadable legal texts
- Business advisory services for small businesses and comprehensive information on SME support institutions, policies and programmes
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