ASEAN highlights micro enterprises to address poverty

Friday, April 28, 2017

Despite a soaring economic trajectory, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is also looking to keep their feet on the ground — particularly through micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

Members of both the private and public sectors gathered on Friday to discuss how best to develop MSMEs during the ASEAN Prosperity for All Summit at City of Dreams, Manila.

Among the keynote speakers was Vice President Leni Robredo, who noted growing economy and resilience in the 2008 global crisis, but highlighted the need for MSMEs in this environment.

“Businessmen are trained to think big to survive and grow. If we are to make our political and economic systems create prosperity for all, do we now need to ‘think small?'” Robredo said in her speech.

Source: CNN (link opens in a new window)