Access to Trade and Growth of Women's SMEs in APEC Developing Economies: Evaluating the Business Environment in Indonesia

Aug 01, 2013
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Empowering women and fully engaging them in the business and economic sectors has become a key global development priority, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region where significant gender gaps in economic participation persist. Promoting opportunities for both women and men makes good economic sense. It is important that both men and women are able to fully contribute to national and regional economic growth and trade. To increase understanding of economic opportunities in Indonesia, The Asia Foundation conducted a study to assess factors that influence access to trade and growth for women-run or owned small and medium enterprises(SMEs).