Building Back Business from Crisis

Building Back Business from Crisis

The global COVID-19 pandemic and the nation-wide lock down brought manufacturing and much of the economy in India to a stand-still, leaving many businesses, particularly Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in crisis. MSMEs reported concerns to address the many challenges that have popped up to return to business in terms of employee safety, sales, supplies, manpower, operations and finances. To help MSMEs navigate their way to restart, recover and revitalize business, UNIDO with input from its partners, put together this knowledge and collaboration platform to Build Back Business from Crisis.


Building Back Business from Crisis is benefitting from ongoing contributions to its development and roll out to MSME sector in India.

  • Empretec India Foundation

    promotes entrepreneurial competencies through the United Nations' flagship Empretec programme

  • India SME Forum

    India's largest not-for-profit initiative for Small and Medium Entrepreneurs

  • UN India Business Forum

    An alliance of India's key economic influencers, aimed at accelerating progress towards the achievement of Agenda 2030


Build Back Business from Crisis (B3C) has been made possible by bringing together the expertise base and resources of UNIDO's ongoing technical cooperation projects in the MSME sector in India, implemented in collaboration with the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Development Commissioner MSME, the Department of Heavy Industry (DHI) and the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), with the generous funding of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), DPIIT and DHI.

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