Network of Business Support Centres in Ukraine
The programme aims to improve the competitiveness and ability to access finance of Ukrainian SMEs through the provision of business advice and capacity building, as well as preparation for financing from the EBRD and other financial institutions. Furthermore, the programme supports the creation of a network of 15 business services centres across the country to support SMEs in accessing the right financing and know-how support for their business. At least 30,000 SMEs and entrepreneurs will benefit from the project.
The overall objective is to contribute to sustainable economic growth in Ukraine through companies’ growth, enhancing employment opportunities and regional prosperity.Specifically, the project aims to:
- Establish a functional and effective system of business advice covering the territory of Ukraine.
- Improve the competitiveness of SMEs through better business skills, understanding of new markets and adaptation of innovations.
- Improve SMEs' understanding of industry-specific know-how.
- Increase the credit resources available for SMEs.