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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Professional Training of Cluster development executives

Promoting MSMEs through clusters has become a dependable tool for policy makers around the globe. Over 50 countries have taken up this initiative with encouraging results. A background on the same is available at our 2012 Cluster Conference website (

Success of this programme pivots around an entity called the Cluster Development Manager (CDM), also known as a Cluster Development Agent/Executive, who plays the role of an informed and trustworthy broker and links the MSMEs present in clusters to GVCs and also enhance their capacity at an affordable cost through “joint actions”.

Foundation for MSME Clusters (FMC), Delhi  have fine tuned a methodology to train the CDMs to carry out this challenging task and conducted over 50 such training programmes globally. The cluster development methodology documents for promoting competitiveness, sustainable production, poverty alleviation and innovation are available at  (

Invitation to Management Institutes
FMC invites Management institutes to offer cluster management as an optional subject to students and also include this in short duration training programs for SME. FMC will provide complete backup including  presentations, case studies and reading materials.

Neetu Goel
Senior Manager
Head: Training and Capacity Building Cell
Foundation for MSME Clusters

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