Policy Brief: Challenges of Women-owned MSMEs in Accessing Finance

by | Feb 13, 2023 | Impact | 0 comments

Cambodian women have actively participated in most business activities, particularly in micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). The presence and contribution of women in the country’s economy and MSMEs are prominent. According to the 2014 National Institute of Statistics, as cited in the IFC report, women own 61 percent of all businesses – micro, SMEs, and large – in Cambodia, significantly higher than in many countries in Southeast Asia1. Yet, the majority of them (62 percent) own micro-enterprises2. Women’s enterprises are concentrated in smaller industry sectors than men’s. Four sectors account for 97 percent of all women-owned enterprises: wholesale and retail trade and services (66 percent), accommodation and food (17 percent), manufacturing (10 percent), and other services (7 percent)…….

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