New Report Reveals Distinct Barriers to Women in Business in APEC Developing Economies
February 20, 2013
Women make up more than half of the population in Asia, and the UN estimates that the Asia-Pacific economy would earn an additional $89 billion annually if women were able to achieve their full economic potential in these countries. To examine this disparity, The Asia Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, recently completed a research project, Access to Trade and Growth of Women’s SMEs in APEC Developing Economies, through support from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). The research reveals barriers to women in business in Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand, highlighting factors such as access to finance, operational challenges, social support systems, and safety and security, among other important issues. Download the full report, or watch a brand-new video, below, that features interviews with businesswomen in each country. Stay tuned for further analysis of the research findings from our experts in the field.
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