KPMG has helped over 100 SMEs across the Western Balkans to become more competitive in the EU market through participating in the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)’s Western Balkans Competitiveness Support Programme as supported by grant funds from the European Union (EU). KPMG is the Verification Consultant under the programme which spans six Western Balkans countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, the Republic of North Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia and Montenegro.

The programme supports SMEs’ implementation of the EU standards in the field of environmental protection, occupational health and safety and product quality and safety. Recognizing the importance of these objectives and ensuring access to vital investment financing for SMEs in the COVID-19 pandemic, our teams have worked tirelessly, through revised procedures, to continue their services even under stringent local lockdown conditions.

We are looking forward to continuing our support to the local SMEs in the coming few years, in which the programme is expected to finance over 700 further projects.