Thursday February 16, 2017

Micro-small-medium enterprise development in the Caribbean: new issues, new solutions is a 2016 report, produced by the Caribbean Development Bank.

This publication is focused on 4 areas:

a) strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and risks facing MSMEs, and the strategic implications over the next decade
b) the "doing business" constraints, including access to finance
c) robustness of current policy, regulatory and institutional frameworks for MSME development and recommendations for improvement
d) opportunities for innovation, enhanced competitiveness and export expansion.

The study is intended to provide practical policy and other recommendation for MSME expansion and development.

(Source: Caribbean Development Bank)

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Tuesday February 14, 2017

Transparency in the corporate governance of state-owned enterprises in Latin America is a report published in 2015.

This report introduces a Corporate Governance Transparency Index which includes 105 companies from 13 countries in the region.

(Source: CAF - Development Bank of Latin America)

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Thursday February 02, 2017

The APEC Women and the economy dashboard is a 2015 report, published by the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

The APEC Women and the Economy Dashboard is an initiative that seeks to provide a snapshot of the status of women in APEC. The Dashboard is comprised of almost 80 indicators for each APEC economy and the APEC region as a whole.

Those indicators are classified in 5 areas previously identified as priorities by the APEC Policy Partnership of Women and the Economy (PPWE):

1. Access to capital and assets
2. Access to markets
3. Skills, capacity-building and health
4. Leadership, voice and agency
5. Innovation and technology

(Source: APEC)

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