Republic of Belarus
Assisting Vehicle Component Manufacturers in the Republic of Belarus
In 2009, UNIDO launched a preparatory assistance project with the ultimate objective to design a full-fledged programme in support of the vehicle component supplier industry in the Republic of Belarus and to further strengthen the regional network of auto-clusters in Central, South and Eastern Europe.
This involved a base-line assessment of the overall competitiveness and productivity of local suppliers in this sector as well as related policies to identify key upgrading issues for industry and industry-related support institutions.
Based on the base-line assessment, a roundtable meeting has been organized with relevant national public and private institutions in order to validate
the findings and propose a way forward, and assess local capabilities as well as the readiness to effectively absorb future UNIDO assistance within the framework of a full-fledged future support programme.