MSMEs form the backbone of the ASEAN economy, making up 89-99% of all enterprises in the region and 52-97% of total employment. The discussion on responsible business and economic development must include this vital group.
This webinar will cover the following issues:
- How well-supported are MSMEs in ASEAN?
- What are the key sources of finance and technical support available to them?
- Is the macro environment conducive for their sustainability and growth?
- How wide is the availability of alternative financing mechanisms for them?
Most importantly, one of the key findings is that MSMEs are still facing formidable barriers in access to finance. There exists a sizeable ‘missing middle’ where MSMEs in early- to growth-stage, requiring USD 5,000 to USD 2 million in ticket sizes, remain underserved by financiers. This webinar will also cover how this ‘missing middle’ can be addressed.
The research findings will be presented by Ms Melissa Chong (Programme Manager, ACN) and Ms Anh Nguyen (Knowledge Manager, AVPN).
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