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Information and Communication Technologies for Women Entrepreneurs

Publication | September 2014
Information and Communication Technologies for Women Entrepreneurs

Access to ICT is essential to business development and growth. This study assesses the need for and use of ICTs by women entrepreneurs in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Uzbekistan.

The study exposes the gaps between ICTs and the development of women entrepreneurship within the context of legal and regulatory frameworks, policy and leadership coordination, financial services, business development support, capacity building and use promotion, and women’s participation in public dialogues. Finally, this work recommends ways to use ICTs to help women start and grow their own businesses.

Contents 

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Women Entrepreneurs in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Uzbekistan
  • Information and Communication Technologies Infrastructure and Programs
  • Women Entrepreneurs and Information and Communication Technologies: Access, Ownership, Usage, Needs, and Programming Considerations
  • Information and Communication Technologies for Women’s Entrepreneurship Development: Country Assessment
  • Recommended Actions
  • Appendixes