2019 Feb. 26 12:00 PM
2019 Feb. 26 14:30 PM


Room C2, Building C, 7th floor, Vienna International Centre



Launch of joint OECD-UNIDO Report: "Integrating Southeast Asian SMEs in Global Value Chains: Enabling Linkages with Foreign Investors"

When: 26 February 2019, 10:00-12:30 (CET) Registration and coffee from 9:00 to 10:00

Where: Room C2, Building C, 7th floor, Vienna International Centre


Foreign investment and global value chain (GVC) participation have produced diverse developmental outcomes in host countries, with some benefitting more than others. One of the many reasons for the differences is the extent and quality of linkages between multinationals and domestic firms, in particular small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Recognizing the importance of leveraging foreign investment to integrate SMEs into GVCs, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) undertook and completed a joint study that focused specifically on Southeast Asia.


The event aims to launch and publicize the new report that documents the OECD-UNIDO study and engage Member States on the subject topic. Discussions will focus on the case for integrating SMEs into GVCs, how foreign investment may be used for achieving such integration, as well as key constraints that must be resolved. It is envisioned that such discussions will enrich policy making and development practices in such a way as to foster inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) and structural change through foreign investment and GVCs participation.

Download the event agenda here.

For more information, please contact:

Roberta Pelikan Nasser - r.nasser@unido.org

Adnan Seric - a.seric@unido.org