Report: "Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in the ASEAN Economic Community"

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You may view the full report here.

Click here for a 6 page summary.

 

 

 

  

  

ASEAN CSR Network is proud to present the comprehensive report on financial inclusion for MSMEs, titled "Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in the ASEAN Economic Community".

The report covering 10 ASEAN Member States is a result of a 12-month study which began in September 2016. The study was jointly conducted by the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC), Oxfam, ASEAN CSR Network (ACN) and AVPN, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and the Government of Sweden.

The aim of the study is to comprehensively assess the opportunities and challenges faced by MSMEs in ASEAN – particularly those with inclusive and responsible business practices such as Social Enterprises (SEs) – with regards to access to finance, technical support, and an enabling environment for their sustainability and growth.

Phase II of project in 2018

A Directory of SME Financing and Technical Support Options covering 10 ASEAN countries has also been collated, which ACN is working to launch as an e-directory for MSMEs and financiers. 

The 2nd phase of the project in 2018 will also include the publishing of fact sheets, policy briefs and infographics to disseminate the key recommendations from this year-long research project. More info will be provided soon.

You may view the full report here.

Click here for a 6 page summary.