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Insights on lending opportunities to women-led businesses: Myanmar

Yet women entrepreneurs face gender-based constraints in building their businesses, including demand, supply and regulatory barriers, and cultural and social norms that are both spoken and unspoken. The result is exclusion and unequal access to resources. The changing political situation after the military coup d’état in 2021, and turbulent market dynamics due to the pandemic have contributed to even greater challenges for women entrepreneurs to survive and grow their businesses but demand for relevant financial and nonfinancial support remains high, and the key recommendations from this research remain relevant. This paper provides better understand the types of MSME loan products available to and serving women entrepreneurs.

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Field Value
Document type Analysis, discussion papers, and blogs
Language of document
  • English
  • Women in development
  • Womens rights
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Myanmar
Copyright Yes
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Author (individual) Cavelle Dove
Publisher UNCDF
Publication date 2022
General note

The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of UNCDF, UN Women, the United Nations or any of its affiliated organizations or its Member States. Read to the source>>>

Keywords women entrepreneurs,financial services,gender equality,women rights
Date uploaded November 29, 2022, 04:44 (UTC)
Date modified November 30, 2022, 15:52 (UTC)