The Promotion of Green Economic Development (ProGED) Project is a joint undertaking of the Department of Trade and Industry-Regional Operations Group (DTI-ROG) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. The three-year project, which began in January 2013, aims to enhance the competitiveness of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) by helping them adopt climate-smart and environmental friendly strategies by using the value chain approach.

Project Objective
MSMEs as well as government institutions relevant to economic development increasingly implement environmental friendly, climate smart and inclusive strategies and measures.
  • Multi level: Policy advice and the creation of favorable political and economic framework conditions at the National Level combined with practical implementation and concrete verifiable impacts at the Local Level. Aside from DTI, the project will also cooperate with other government agencies, the private sector and various development partners.
  • The project will start in the pilot regions of Bohol and Cebu, intending to scale up lessons learned after the first year together with DTI to other regions and to the national level.
  • The project will focus its activities on the tourism sector and its value chain as a pilot, and expand to other relevant sectors relevant to the replication areas.
  • Innovative approaches of greening the Value Chain and Smart Locations are combined with a consistent Market System Development approach.
DTI ProGED Project Team
Department of Trade and Industry
Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development (BSMED)
6F Trade and Industry Building
361 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave., Makati City
Phone : (+632) 751.2101 / 897.7596
Fax : (+632) 896.7916
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