Agency Level Interventions

Cluster Development Programme (CDP)

The awareness-creation role of the project has been particularly important, and achieved considerable successes.  In particular, it has generated considerable interest among various institutions in Pakistan to expand the programme rapidly beyond the five pilot clusters covered in the original UNIDO Project.  Based on the experience of similar UNIDO programmes elsewhere, this expansion may be undertaken in partnership with, or under the sponsorship of, a number of other SME support agencies.  A ripple effect has already been created from the original five pilot clusters, and is spreading rapidly with the Pakistani counterparts themselves becoming increasingly more willing to contribute to the funding of the projects in order to overcome the constraints arising from the paucity of donor funding.

Trade Development Authority of Pakistan – TDAP (formerly EBP)

Set up in 1963, as an attached department of the Ministry of Commerce, the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) facilitated exporters across the country, helping them overcome challenges by leveraging opportunities on the supply and demand side ...

Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority of Pakistan (SMEDA)

Premier institution of the Govt. of Pakistan under Ministry of Industries, Production & Special initiative, SMEDA was established in October 1998 to take on the challenge of developing Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Pakistan ...

Government of Punjab Cluster Development Programme

In August 2004 the provincial government of Punjab has also adopted the UNIDO SME cluster development approach to promote the development of the following seven clusters ...

Aik Hunar Aik Nagar (AHAN)

The project envisages to study, indigenize and emulate OTOP (One Tambon, One Product) of Thailand and OVOP (One Village One Product) of Japan and other similar programs for income generation of rural and per-urban population with a view to identifying the best practices ...

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It is pertinent to mention that UNIDO CND methodology was projected to and is customized & adopted by a number of national counterparts including the Ministries of Industry, Commerce, Textiles and Science & Technology ...



"A cluster is a sectoral and geographical concentration of small/medium enterprises facing common opportunities and threats."
Definition of a cluster