To foster, promote and co-ordinate international co-operation and movement or dissemination of knowledge for promotion of small- and medium-sized enterprises, by pooling the creative genius of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises at national, regional and
international levels and capabilities of governmental and non-governmental agencies engaged in promotion and protection of small- and medium-sized enterprises;
To examine handicaps of micro and small enterprises and suggest remedial measures for removal of the same by dissemination of knowledge;
To collect and disseminate information on expertise, innovations and technology in sectors specifically relevant to micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises.
Priority issues: Promotion of SMEs; development of free enterprises.
One of the major activities of WASME is to promote enterprise co-operation amongst small and medium-sized businesses.
WASME Documentation and information Services Centre (DISC) provides access to latest information on markets, trade opportunities, technologies, investment opportunities and also documents, journals, research papers and studies on SMEs from different parts of the world.
WASME has a fully computerised library equipped with a sophisticated library software package, Libsys. Presently, more than 12,000 titles and 25 journals of different periodicity are available in the Library.