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Unformatted text preview: HIGHLIGHTS K EY I NDICATORS FOR A SIA AND THE P ACIFIC 2009 40th Edition SPECIAL CHAPTER Enterprises in Asia: Fostering Dynamism in SMEs © 2009 Asian Development Bank All rights reserved. Published 2009. Printed in the Philippines. The views expressed in this book do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) or its Board of Governors or the governments they represent. By making any designation of or reference to a particular territory or geographic area, or by using the term “country” in this document, ADB does not intend to make any judgment as to the legal or other status of any territory or area. ADB does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this publication and accepts no responsibility for any consequence of their use. ADB encourages printing or copying information exclusively for personal and noncommercial use with proper acknowledgment of ADB. Users are restricted from reselling, redistributing, or creating derivative works for commercial purposes without the express, written consent of ADB. Asian Development Bank 6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550 Metro Manila, Philippines Tel +63 2 632 4444 Fax +63 2 636 2444 www.adb.org/Statistics Publication Stock No. BKK090808 1 Key Indicators for Asia and the PaciFc 2009 HIGHLIGHTS Highlights of KI 2009 The Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2009 is the flagship annual statistical data book of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It presents the latest available economic, financial, social, environmental, and Millennium Development Goal (MDG) indicators for regional members of ADB. Data are grouped under MDG and Regional Tables. Nontechnical explanations and brief analyses of the MDG achievements and economic, financial, social, and environmental developments are included. The regional tables are largely based on a comprehensive set of country tables. The country tables are not available in printed form but are available in CD-ROM and through ADB’s website at www.adb.org/statistics. The special chapter in Key Indicators 2009, “Enterprises in Asia: Fostering Dynamism in SMEs” looks at the actual and expected impacts of the current global economic crisis on small and medium-sized enterprises and discusses how to foster greater dynamism in small and medium-sized enterprises once the crisis has played out. Highlights of KI 2009 2 Key Indicators for Asia and the PaciFc 2009 HIGHLIGHTS PART 1: Special Chapter Enterprises in Asia: Fostering Dynamism in SMEs Enterprises in Asia: Fostering Dynamism in SMEs The Special Chapter assesses the actual and expected impacts of the current global economic crisis on workers and enterprises in Asia, including small and medium- sized ones. It also discusses how to foster greater dynamism in small and medium- sized enterprises (SMEs) once the crisis is over. Noting that weak access to finance, new technologies, and markets operate as important constraints to the growth and diversification of smaller enterprises in the region, a variety of policy options for...
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