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Business Development Services Primer

Business Development Services Primer




Europe and CIS


March 2004 – July 2004


Pinto Consulting

Project Description

UNDP has been a key player in the development of Business Development Services (BDS) such as business support centres, business incubators and information and technology centres in the European and CIS regions. UNDP commissioned the BDS Primer as a means of presenting the main methods of developing such services (the traditional and the market development approaches) highlighting good practice issues and ensure that the numerous country offices learn from each other’s experiences in this field. The Primer has been very well received by UNDP country office staff and been translated into various languages.

Services Provided

  • Literature review.
  • Analysis of best practice.
  • Drafting of BDS primer.
  • Liaison with UNDP to revise and finalise.