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Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are indispensable to the progress of the nation as it contributes significantly to the economic and social development of the country in a myriad way: create employment opportunities, foster human resource development and stimulate value addition to the economy.

To support SMEs to play their due role in economic development, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) has taken various initiatives. The organization has an all-encompassing mandate of fostering growth of the SME sector through its portfolio of services including business development services, infrastructure development through establishing common facility centers, industry support for productivity enhancement and energy efficiency, human capital development through its training programs, and SME related projects with national and international development partners.

SME Observer

Research & Publications

Absence of specific mechanism for provision of SME focused information in the country retards entrepreneurs in making business decisions at one hand and obstructs process of effective policy making and implementation on the other. SMEDA’s research and publications aim to bridge this gap through disseminating high quality research and providing knowledge based support to various stakeholders. Our Research work highlights dynamics, challenges and prospects of different SME sectors of Pakistan and provides concrete data and analysis to policy makers for facilitating informed policy formulation and monitoring its effectiveness. Information about market opportunities in current and emerging markets, trade and price trends, raw materials, regulatory environment and macro-economic indicators etc. serve as a business intelligence tool for entrepreneurs to take effective decisions. 

Small & Medium Enterprise Development Authority, SMEDA, has initiated a process of articles, books & other publications to create awareness among the general public on optimal business practices, regulatory issues, GOP schemes, new business concepts, etc.

Cluster Profiles

Information regarding industrial sectors/clusters is most important for attracting new investors and foreign buyers. In this regards SMEDA Punjab regularly prepare cluster profiles of different industrial clusters of Punjab. These profiles provide basic information regarding history & background of clusters, core cluster actors, current scenario of cluster, and analysis of business operations, institutional setups, issues & problems and potential businesses for investment with in that particular cluster.


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Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority
4th Floor, Building no.3, Aiwan-e-Iqbal Complex

Egerton Road, Lahore - Pakistan
Ph: (042) - 111 111 456
Fax: (042) - 36304926 / 7