Access to Trade and Growth of Women ’ s SMEs in APEC Developing Economies. Indonesia ∙ Malaysia ∙ Philippines ∙ Thailand. Kate Bollinger WEP Workshop 2014 Ubud, Bali. Presentation Outline. Research Purpose and Partnership Overview and Methodology F indings Recommendations.
Indonesia ∙ Malaysia ∙ Philippines ∙ Thailand
WEP Workshop 2014
Complexity of the loan application process is a key problem for women
owned SMEs across all countries surveyed.
Most Challenging Part of The Loan Process: Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand
Primary Business Challenge: All SMEs
Average Firm Size by Frequency of Interactions with Formal Networks
Networks are recognized as important to success in business, but women-owned firms lag in formal networking.
Frequency of Interaction with Formal Business Associations: All SMEs
Women firm owners lag behind men in their knowledge and use of technology
Awareness of Technologies that Would Make Business More Profitable
Perceptions of Severity of Informal Payments Problem: By APEC Economy
How Supportive is Government of Businesses Like Yours?: All SMEs Malaysia
Women business owners in Malaysia and Thailand perceived low levels of government support.
Do You Have a Female Relative in Business?