The United Nations Development Programme in Albania has marked the start of the implementation of the Supplier’s Development Programme (SDP) in the framework of the Economic Recovery and Resilience (ERR) Programme.
Starmar, a company which operates in the tourism sector, as well as its network of strategic suppliers, have been selected to be supported through this programme.
Starmar and its strategic suppliers will embark on a 10-12 months journey, during which, with the support of technical assistance from certified business consultants, they will focus on capacity building, improving standards of service delivery and expanding market access.
SDP is a methodology with a business and social approach, which has been successfully implemented by UNDP in various sectors of the economy, in more than 12 different countries, over the last 15 years. Essentially, the program aims to develop the capacities of local suppliers, with the ultimate goal of boosting exports and increasing employment.
The Supplier’s Development Programme, part of the Economic Recovery and Resilience Programme is funded by the Government of the United Kingdom and the Government of the Netherlands. The programme is implemented by UNDP.