Taking into account common sector and geographical priorities of development, UNDP and the Government of Finland have started a long term partnership in trade-related development assistance to countries of Western CIS, South Caucasus and Central Asia. The project aims to foster economic growth in the region through promotion of trade and the enhancement of each country’s competitiveness. In Kazakhstan the project is implemented in East-Kazakhstan oblast. An analysis of the needs for enterpreneurship development and microfinancing, and for environmentally friendly technologies and green commodity production was carried out. Based on this the project will deliver consulting services for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) on trade, export and microfinancing issues in order to expend production and increase processing.