Benefiting from FDI through TNC-SME Linkages. Lorenzo Tosini UNCTAD. Outline. Overview of TNC-SME linkages and potential benefits Case studies: Uganda, Mozambique and Brazil Linkages determinants and policies Video “Business Linkages in Uganda”. Business Linkages.
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Benefiting from FDI through TNC-SME Linkages
Egypt, South Africa, Viet Nam, Mexico, Colombia, Nigeria, Brazil, India, Malaysia, Uganda
6 firms (National Housing, MTN, Celtel, Kinyara Sugar, Toyota, Nile Breweries) with 26 local businesses to streamline their supply chains.
Impact on employment: from 2006 to 2008, employment in SMEs assisted grew nearly 100%
UNCTAD‘s technical assistance projects
Fill competitiveness gap between TNCs and SMEs
Improving the investment climate
Specific linkage policies
Strategic FDI attraction
Strengthening absorptive capacity
Business Linkages in Uganda