Driving Green Recovery Pathways in South and Southeast Asia
Insights from Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Intermediaries
The purpose of this Driving Green Recovery Pathways in South and Southeast Asia: Insights from Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Intermediaries report is to showcase the importance of green and social MSMEs to drive Green Recovery and identify the supports that the intermediary and policy could provide. The insights in this report are derived from The Green Recovery Forum: Leveraging the contributions of MSMEs to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The Green Recovery Forum is a collaborative partnership between SEI, SEED, ANDE, and partners. The forum highlights MSMEs’ potential and contribution to the Green Recovery and their need for support to build back the economy while emphasising the MSMEs’ green and social inclusion approach to achieving the SDGs. The Green Recovery Forum consists of two lead-up events which are the Green Recovery Enterprise Clinic and the Green Recovery Intermediary Lab and the Green Recovery Multi-Stakeholder Forum which is a culmination point for the forum where findings from the Clinic and Lab are presented in this report for intermediaries and policymakers to effect change in MSMEs policies.
This report outlines the seven green recovery readiness factors that show where MSMEs are mastering and seeking additional support in Chapter 3. Green Recovery Readiness of MSMEs: South & Southeast Asia Regional & Country-Level Insights. In Chapter 4. Intermediary Support for MSMEs: South & Southeast Asia Regional & Country-Level Insights the report then presents the intermediaries in South and Southeast Asia and the support services that they provide for MSMEs and areas that MSMEs still require more intermediary support such as impact assessment, finance deal facilitation, and providing market access opportunities. Lastly, Chapter 5. Future Pathways: Policy Support for MSMEs in the Green Recovery presents MSMEs policy support that was expressed by both MSMEs and intermediaries that participated in the Green Recovery Forum.