Talent, education, funding, connectedness, legal environment, and infrastructure are vital enablers for a thriving ecosystem for next-generation digital startups.

Tags: Private sector development, ASEAN, Information and communications technology, MSMEs

Women entrepreneurs face a range of constraints in growing their businesses, including limited access to capital, advice, and training opportunities, as well as support networks for business-related resources.

Tags: Gender and development, Private sector development, Indonesia, MSMEs

MSMEs are the first and last mile of the economy. As such, more concerted support for MSMEs to chart a greener way forward is needed, from governments, platform companies, and new digital solutions providers.

Tags: SEADS 2023, Private sector development, MSMEs, Information and communications technology, Environment, Climate change and disaster risk management, Sustainable Development Goals

Strategic foresight can help policymakers grasp a more holistic understanding of an issue, such as illustrating how technological, economic, social, environmental, and political drivers (and their interlinkages) might influence the future.

Tags: Information and communications technology, Private sector development, MSMEs, Indonesia

Southeast Asia needs to leverage the promise of digital technologies for sustainable, equitable, and inclusive growth. 

Tags: Information and communications technology, Private sector development, MSMEs, ASEAN, Indonesia

The initiative aims to digitally upskill gig economy workers and small businesses in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Viet Nam.

Tags: Information and communications technology, Indonesia, Viet Nam, ASEAN, MSMEs, SMEs, Private sector development, Trade and industry

This report examines the experiences of Asia’s MSMEs during the first year of the pandemic and discusses post-pandemic policy actions for MSME development.

Tags: MSMEs, COVID-19, Private sector development, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Philippines, Thailand

Understanding how local business environments affect the viability of firms is key to unlocking policy interventions that support post-pandemic recovery.

Tags: Private sector development, MSMEs, SMEs, COVID-19

This paper discusses Indonesia’s MSMEs during the COVID-19 pandemic and the digital transformation they pursue.

Tags: Information and communications technology, Indonesia, Private sector development, COVID-19, MSMEs, SMEs