Ming Tan, founding executive director of the Tech for Good Institute, talks about ensuring MSMEs are part of the fight against climate change.
Talent, education, funding, connectedness, legal environment, and infrastructure are vital enablers for a thriving ecosystem for next-generation digital startups.
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.
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.
Redefining Business As Usual: Exploring the Future of MSMEs in Indonesia through Strategic ForesightStrategic 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.
Southeast Asia needs to leverage the promise of digital technologies for sustainable, equitable, and inclusive growth.
Mastercard and Grab Launch 'Small Business, Big Dreams' Program to Boost Entrepreneurship in Southeast AsiaThe initiative aims to digitally upskill gig economy workers and small businesses in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Viet Nam.
Asia Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Monitor 2021: Volume II—How Asia’s Small Businesses Survived a Year into the COVID-19 Pandemic: Survey EvidenceThis report examines the experiences of Asia’s MSMEs during the first year of the pandemic and discusses post-pandemic policy actions for MSME development.
A study of Southeast Asian businesses shows what not to do during a crisis.
Understanding how local business environments affect the viability of firms is key to unlocking policy interventions that support post-pandemic recovery.