International Consultation Services (IBD)
The IBD offers a wide range of services
We help developing, emerging and transitional countries in all activities relating to standardization, including:
- Developing strategies and setting priorities for standardization
- Financing standards work
- Setting up committees
- Drawing up and publishing standards
- Managing document collections and information on standardization
In addition, we provide a number of special consulting and training services, e.g. regarding the benefits of standardization, increasing the participation of SMEs in standards work, standardization as an instrument of deregulation and as a ticket to global trade.
Increasingly, we also consult transitioning and emerging countries in supporting research, innovation and investments through standardization.
We always take the needs of our partner institutions into consideration: IBD staff analyse the current situation in the field, give recommendations on improving performance, and help implement those recommendations with the partner's cooperation.