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Made in Aba Cluster Mapping Report

This study was carried out in 2018 and documents the factors and unique characteristics that led to the formation, growth, and relative success of the Aba cluster and gives clarity on the constraints businesses in the cluster face. Contained in this report are recommendations for increasing productivity in the cluster and in Nigeria in general using Aba as a case study. The information contained in this report will be of use to both private and public sector organizations seeking to contribute to the growth of the Aba garment and leather goods clusters.

Market Entry Strategies

This training addresses the knowledge and skill gaps in accessing the export market. PDF Bridge through this contributes to the vision to grow Nigeria’s non-oil export to an average of 20% of total export by the year 2030.

MSME Aggregation and Growth Study

Micro Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) are integral to the stimulation of developing economies as exploiting the full capabilities of MSMEs will improve trade competitiveness aimed towards achieving the objectives of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). PDF Bridge Programme recognises the role that MSMEs can play in the implementation of the AfCFTA; and is supporting the National Action Committee of the AfCFTA Secretariat by funding this study.

Non-oil exporters dialogue (Forum 6)

Micro, small and medium-scale enterprises are significantly represented among businesses involved in formal and informal cross-border trade and non-oil export, but many are unable to participate competitively due to challenges in the business environment. To support efforts to effectively position Nigeria’s micro, small and medium-scale enterprises for the global market, Policy Development Facility Phase II organised a series of forums aimed at improving access to finance for non-oil exporters and at developing non-oil exports in Nigeria. This report summarises the sixth forum in the series, and focuses on ‘Improving Trade Competitiveness and Business Environment in the South East’.

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