Asia Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Monitor 2023: How Small Firms Can Contribute to Resilient Growth in the Pacific Post COVID-19 Pandemic

Publication | October 2023

Focusing on Pacific economies, this 2023 edition shows how micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) helped spur a robust recovery from the pandemic and why supporting their development is key to driving sustainable, inclusive growth.

  • US$46.00 (paperback)

It tackles the challenges of registering informal businesses and ensuring skilled labor for domestic business in response to the issue of brain drain, and addresses the importance of more business diversity in the climate-vulnerable region. It also highlights why the Pacific needs to boost its digital infrastructure to help businesses digitalize, and explains the need for broadening access to financing as vital for the growth of vibrant MSMEs in the region.


  • Regional Review: Pacific
  • Country Reviews
    • Fiji
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Samoa
  • Theme Chapter: How Small Firms Can Contribute to Resilient Growth in the Pacific Post COVID-19 Pandemic
    • Executive Summary
    • Introduction
    • Tackling Trade and Trade Finance Challenges for MSMEs in the Pacific
    • Agricultural Value Chain Finance: Case Studies from the Pacific
    • Strengthening the Domestic Labor Markets in the Pacific: How to Cope with Outmigration Issues
    • The Potential of Digital Entrepreneurship in the Pacific: A Comparative Analysis
    • Conclusion
  • Appendixes
  • Background Notes and Tables

Additional Details

  • Economics
  • Finance sector development
  • Industry and trade
  • Cook Islands
  • Fiji
  • Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia, Federated States of
  • Nauru
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu
  • 250
  • 8.5 x 11
  • SGP230413-2
  • 978-92-9270-386-8 (print)
  • 978-92-9270-387-5 (electronic)
  • 978-92-9270-388-2 (ebook)

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