Asia Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Monitor 2021: Volume I–Country and Regional Reviews

Publication | December 2021

The Asia Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Monitor provides data and analysis as a resource for evidence-based policy design. This year's edition focuses on South Asia.

  • US$47.00 (paperback)

This first volume reviews micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) at the country and regional levels. It covers Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, and examines MSME development, access to finance, and policies and regulations. It notes that revitalizing MSMEs by channeling more growth capital to them will be key to a resilient economic recovery from the pandemic. It highlights opportunities in formalizing MSMEs and connecting them to international markets, expanding digital skills, fostering technology-based start-ups, and supporting youth and women entrepreneurs.


  • Rationale and Methodology
  • Highlights
  • Regional Review: South Asia
  • Country Reviews
    • Bangladesh
    • India
    • Nepal
    • Pakistan
    • Sri Lanka
  • Appendix: Regional Data Tables

Additional Details

  • Economics
  • Finance sector development
  • Financial inclusion and microfinance
  • Financial markets and institutions
  • Industry and trade
  • Regional cooperation and integration
  • Bangladesh
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • 264
  • 8.5 x 11
  • SGP210459-2
  • 978-92-9269-174-5 (print)
  • 978-92-9269-175-2 (electronic)
  • 978-92-9269-176-9 (ebook)

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