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dc.coverage.spatialSAMOA
dc.creatorUN.ESCAP
dc.creatorSamoa. Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour
dc.date.accessioned2024-05-03T03:33:10Z
dc.date.available2024-01-26T05:46:30Z
dc.date.available2024-01-26T07:24:46Z
dc.date.available2024-05-03T03:33:10Z
dc.date.issued2024-01-26
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12870/6721
dc.description.abstract<p>Women's Economic Empowerment (WEE) is deeply intertwined with a country&rsquo;s development as well as its pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals. In Samoa as well as the rest of the world, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) often act as the pathway to economic livelihoods for the bulk of the population. While robust data does not exist for Samoa, it is estimated that over 4000 MSMEs exist in Samoa, likely including half the country&rsquo;s workforce. As the coronavirus gripped the rest of the world, Samoa felt economic devastation from the ripple effects which stopped tourism, interrupted trade, and dampened economic activity across Asia and the Pacific. MSMEs suffered tremendously, and women-led MSMEs suffered disproportionally. Now, as some countries are opening, and as the Samoan economy may see better days on the horizon, it is useful to propose remedies for MSMEs and women-led MSMEs in particular to facilitate a bright future for this essential part of the Samoan economy and Samoan communities.</p> <p>This report proposes an array of practical ideas in carving a path forward for MSME recovery, specifically targeted towards the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour (MCIL) of the Government of Samoa. Samoa&rsquo;s MSME Policy is the first dedicated MSME Policy in the Pacific. MCIL, as the lead implementer of this Policy is similarly well-placed in a leadership role to spearhead the recovery and long-term development process</p> <p>This report proposes an array of practical ideas in carving a path forward for MSME recovery, specifically targeted towards the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour (MCIL) of the Government of Samoa. Samoa&rsquo;s MSME Policy is the first dedicated MSME Policy in the Pacific. MCIL, as the lead implementer of this Policy is similarly well-placed in a leadership role to spearhead the recovery and long-term development process.</p>
dc.format.extentviii, 55 p.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherMinistry of Commerce, Industry and Labour, Samoa
dc.rightsThis publication may be reproduced in whole or in part for educational or non-profit purposes without special permission from the copyright holder, provided that the source is acknowledged. The ESCAP Publications Office would appreciate receiving a copy of any publication that uses this publication as a source.
dc.rightsUse may not be made of this publication for resale or any other commercial purpose whatsoever without prior permission. Applications for such permission, with a statement of the purpose and extent of reproduction, should be addressed to the Secretary of the Publications Board, United Nations, New York.
dc.subjectWomen-led MSME, Samoa
dc.titleBuilding hopeful futures : women-led MSMEs and the pandemic in Samoa
dc.typeText
dc.rights.holderUnited Nations
dc.subject.unbistWOMEN WORKERS
dc.subject.unbistBUSINESSWOMEN
dc.subject.unbistENTREPRENEURSHIP
dc.subject.unbistSMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
dc.subject.unbistCOVID-19
escap.publisherPlaceApia
escap.doctypeReport
escap.programmeOfWorkSocial Development
escap.areasOfWorkAdvancing Gender Equality and Women's Economic Empowerment
escap.unSDG5. Gender Equality
escap.bibLevelMonograph
escap.projectNameCatalyzing Women Entrepreneurship
escap.subregionPacific
escap.contactPhone+66 2 288-1234
escap.contactEmail[email protected]
escap.contactUnitSocial Development Division
dc.date.escap2024-01-26


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