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Trade Capacity Building Resource Guide

The Resource Guide is a unique source of information for developing countries and donors for the development of technical assistance programmes, and will also facilitate the coordination of trade capacity-building activities within the United Nations system, in particular through UN Resident Coordinator and UN Country Teams.

Report of the International Conference on Sharing Innovative Agribusiness Solutions

From Farms to Markets: Providing Know-how and Finance 26-27 November 2008, Cairo, Egypt.

A Roadmap to Quality. An e-Learning Manual for Implementing Total Quality Management. 2007

A Roadmap to Quality is a manual for implementing Total Quality Management (TQM) throughout a company. Its 20 units with over 160 short texts provide clear practical guidelines for the full range of management activities – from managing company policy to keeping the workplace clean and tidy. Learning activities help you to relate the guidelines in each text to the concrete situation in your company, and to prepare well-structured implementation plans.

Role of Measurement and Calibration in the Manufacture of Products for the Global Market. A Guide for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises. 2006

The purpose of this guidebook is to assist small and medium enterprises and other interested users to understand in simple terms the role of measurement and calibration in manufacture of products for global market.

Role of Standards. A Guide for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. 2006

The purpose of this guidebook is to assist small and medium enterprises and other interested users to understand in simple terms the development and implementation of company, national, regional and international standards including implications of technical barrier to trade arising out of standards and technical regulations.

Product Quality. A Guide for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. 2006

The purpose of this guidebook is to assist small and medium enterprises and other interested users to understand in simple form as to how to control product quality. The book also includes various third party schemes for product certification and preshipment inspection and also how WTO agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) can facilitate the product conformity assessment procedures.

Industrial Performance and Capabilities of Cameroon. Analysis of the Industrial Sector. 2005

While acknowledging the strategic importance of industrial competitiveness in the national vision of development and poverty reduction, Governments of developing countries often do not have at their disposal an adequate framework of analysis – unavailable information, lack of detailed knowledge and analytical tools, etc. – to gain maximum advantage for decision-making purposes. This report attempts to fill those gaps.

Methodological Guide: Restructuring, Upgrading and Industrial Competitiveness. 2003

This publication is a methodological tool designed for the heads of industry in developing countries and economies in transition and also for consultants offering specialist advice in restructuring and industrial upgrading. The first part of the guide describes UNIDO methodology in the field of strategic diagnosis, restructuring and industrial upgrading of enterprises and their environment. The second part presents a number of successful experiments and programmes drafted and implemented by UNIDO in close collaboration with the authorities of a number of countries.