How Asia can boost mask production and reignite its SME growth engine through trade

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By Asia's Developing Future and Asian Development Bank Institute. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Small and medium-sized enterprises – SMEs – account for most businesses and employment in Asia and the Pacific’s developing economies. Reigniting the region’s SME growth via trade will be key to advancing inclusive economic recovery and resilience in the face of COVID-19 challenges. In this podcast, Waseda University professor emeritus and ADBI visiting fellow, Shujiro Urata, examines the importance of boosting SME trade for developing Asia and the Pacific at this juncture. He describes opportunities and challenges to increasing SME engagement in cross-border production and supply chains, also known as global supply chains, how SMEs could help to meet demand for facial masks, and related policy keys moving forward. The discussion draws upon his new book, Enhancing SME Participation in Global Value Chains: Determinants, Challenges, and Policy Recommendations. Read the transcript https://bit.ly/30jYdLM Related link Enhancing SME Participation in Global Value Chains: Determinants, Challenges, and Policy Recommendations https://bit.ly/3qrrpen

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