Cluster Development and BDS: UNIDO's Experience in India, 2000
This paper presents the experience of the UNIDO Cluster Development Project in India. The Project targets existing clusters of small-scale enterprises (SSEs): large groups of firms operating in the same industry and localized in the same geographical area. This is done by fostering the collective efficiency of SSEs and by improving their support system so that they can better exploit market opportunities. The paper introduces the rationale of the UNIDO approach (centered around vision- and capacity-building at the cluster level) and it articulates the methodology which is being followed in India.