Register for ACN's webinar on financial inclusion for MSMEs in ASEAN (21 June)

Promoting and enabling
responsible business conduct in ASEAN

ASEAN CSR Network (ACN), together with partners Oxfam, Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) and ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ABAC), is proud to present the findings of a new report on the landscape of MSMEs in the 10 ASEAN member states. 

​21 June, 3-4PM (SG time)

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).


Read the full report here.
View the "Financing and Technical Support Options for MSMEs in ASEAN"
directory here.
Check out the
infographics here.
Participating Organisations
Indonesia - Indonesia Business Links
Myanmar - Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry

If your country does not have a Participating Organisation formalised as a convenor yet, you may contact the Secretariat of the ASEAN CSR Network directly.

ASEAN CSR Network is a company limited by guarantee in Singapore, with charity status as an International Charitable Organisation (ICO) and is an ASEAN accredited Entity.

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