Strengthening productivity and working conditions in SME

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Enterprise Development, Growth and Enhancement (EDGE)

Repeatable and scalable business models

EDGE is an innovative, peer-to-peer training programme that helps micro, small and medium enterprises to develop the skills needed to improve productivity, competitiveness, and working conditions. In association with the International Labour Organization and under license by National Employers’ Organizations, EDGE is delivered to SME by a range of business associations and institutions throughout Asia and the Pacific.

MARKET DRIVEN
LOW COST
PEER-TO-PEER
SECTOR ORIENTED
FLEXIBLE
OUTCOME BASED

EDGE TRAINING SERVICES

Associations and business development services must be licensed by national employers’ organizations for the right to offer and generate an income from EDGE training services. Under the terms and conditions of the EDGE licensing, training services will be monitored by EO for quality assurance through online tools.

EDGE is a product of the International Labour Organization (ILO) developed by the Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ACTEMP) and ENTERPRISE Department

TRAINING MODULES

EDGE training is designed so SME can take up modules in any order according to preference or need. Each training module takes between 1 – 3 hours to complete with SME working in small groups of 5 – 7 individuals. There are no prerequisites for training beyond business experience, basic literacy to read step by step instructions, and appropriate participation numbers to form a group.

DEVELOPMENT
$TBA
month
  • The Principles of Marketing
  • Setting Price Structures
  • Quality Control
  • Bookkeeping for SME
  • Competitiveness
  • Basic Financial Literacy
ENHANCEMENT
$TBA
month
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Disaster risk management and economic planning
  • Social media and e-commerce
  • Building Your Brand
  • Better Customer Service
  • Networking and Business Association
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Employers Confederation of the Philippinesecop@ecop.org

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International Labour Organizationilo@ilo.org

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Cambodian Federation of Employers and Business Associations