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Fostering Women's Entrepreneurship in ASEAN

Transforming Prospects, Transforming Societies

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Entrepreneurship is a key means through which women can both empower themselves and contribute to inclusive and sustainable development. A vital part of this agenda includes the 61.3 million women who own and operate businesses within the ten member States of ASEAN. It is the particular challenges and opportunities that the recently introduced ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) will bring to women entrepreneurs which provide the impetus and focus for this report. The measures set out in the AEC Blueprint 2025 are expected to affect the prospects for SME growth in various ways. This publication proposes critical actions that can be taken by ASEAN governments to address the particular constraints facing women entrepreneurs — in association with the finance sector, entrepreneur associations, international agencies, civil society and other key actors — towards the realization of both the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the AEC Blueprint 2025.

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ICT opens new horizons

In Asia in particular, economic activity will be boosted by a new wave of disruptive innovations. These include the Internet of things, the mobile Internet, big data, and cloud technology. It has been estimated that together they could boost the GDP of South-East Asia by between 4 and 12 per cent — by between $220 billion and $625 billion.

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