UNIDO SPX Methodologies and Tools

The SPX Programme is hosted at the Business Investment and Technology Services [BITS] Branch at UNIDO Heasquarters in Vienna, Austria from where the overall strategic, technical and implementation support to the various SPX Centres around the globe is provided. Over the years, this technical assistance has resulted in the compilation and development of various tools and resources, comprising extensive training material, methodology, guidelines, manuals and software.

Under the SPX Profoling component, there exist a comprehensive SPX Profiling material comprising of the SPX Profiling Tool, related SPX Profiling Trainingand implementation manuals. The SPX MAnagement Information System [SPX MIS] softaware provides an online tool for enterprise profile uploading, database management and seamless matchmaking services. A set of documents describing the manual of procedures of the SPX Management Information are also available.

For the SPX Benchmarking component, resources and tools consist of the UNIDO SPX Benchmarking Tool for both manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises as well as training documentation comprising case studies and implmentation handbooks.

An SPX Buyer Engagement and Matchmaking Manual further outlines the various steps in the buyer engagement process, capturing buyer needs for locally-sourced industrial subcontracting.

Other SPX support material resources, ranging from introduction to the SPX Programme as well as detailed overviews of its main components, are collated in a series of video lessons which are available for dissemination and use by the SPX Network members on a dedicated Electronic Platform [SPX E-Platform]. UNIDO delivers the above methodologies and specialized capacity building as part of its technical assistance [TA] support to SPX host institutions and other related institutional stakeholders.