Supporting Internationalization of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises:Linking India and the GMS (ADB-53112-001)

  • East Asia and Pacific
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Cambodia
  • India
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Voting Date
Oct 30, 2019
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  • Industry and Trade
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Not Disclosed
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Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Mar 6, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Oct 30, 2019

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Project Description

According to the bank document, the knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will operationalize initiatives that catalyze trade and cross border investment (internationalization) by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) between India and countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), contributing to enhanced regional integration and higher and more inclusive growth in both the GMS and South Asian regions. It will focus on Cambodia, Thailand, and Viet Nam among countries in the GMS. The TA builds on recommendations of analytical studies that looked at the potential and challenges of connecting SMEs across Cambodia, India, and Thailand.

The TA will seek to do this by:

(i) establishing and/or partnering with business accelerators in India and Thailand (to cover GMS) to identify SMEs with the potential to internationalize; and providing the identified SMEs with a composite package including information on opportunities, industry expertise, mentoring, and guidance on market entry issues to assist their internationalization;

(ii) supporting linkages between business associations and/or organizations promoting SME internationalization; and

(iii) supporting linkages between business accelerators and financial intermediaries.

The project aims to increase the movement of internationalized SMEs between India and the GMS. 

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)

*There is no further information being disclosed at this stage of the project*

Contact Information

Responsible ADB Officer Ashish Narain

Responsible ADB Department SDTC 

Responsible ADB Division SDTC-RCI

Executing Agencies

Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines

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