|SMALL ENTERPRISES, GOOD GOVERNANCE, AND COMPETITION: KEYS TO GROWTH WITH EQUITY IN EMERGING ASIA|
Enterprise Performance in Asia
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Enterprise Performance in Asia (EPA), an ongoing project implemented by the Asian Institute of Management Policy Center (APC) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), aims to support and promote evidence-based research on micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in middle-income Asian countries in order to address the gaps in the enterprise development literature and maximize the use of available enterprise survey data.
The project will support research proposals that will address any of the three main policy issues on MSME development, namely, (1) obstacles to growth, (2) innovation and (3) vulnerability to crises. Furthermore, the treatment of cross-cutting themes, such as on factors constraining growth of female-led enterprises and the prevalence of informality is highly encouraged. It will also support policy dialogues between the private sector and public policy makers in the training workshops and in the international conference on enterprise development. A publication synthesizing the main project outputs will be produced in 2013.