22 delegates from various Ministries and the National State Assembly of Lao PDR took part in this week’s course on developing government strategies for SME development. Globalab again is the partner to the Singapore Cooperation Programme in the design and delivery of this programme. Delegates were briefed on the SME policy framework and the whole of government approach that provided Singapore SMEs all the opportunities to grow, develop and to become independent and well performing companies within the domestic economy and in the export sector. Best practices in policy making, implementation and the key issues of finance, innovation and competitiveness were discussed and comparisons made for further learning by the delegates.