Promoting SME Competitiveness in Cambodia: Enhanced resiliency through inclusiveness

Cambodia's small and medium-sized enterprises play a central role in the country's economy and development, but face a number of challenges that have been further complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Drawing on data from the SME Competitiveness Survey, this report shows how competitiveness factors affect the resilience of companies in the face of crises. It illustrates how quality-focused and innovative firms were less affected by COVID-induced economic shocks and how companies that engaged with business support institutions were better informed about COVID-related support programmes. Lessons offered by the survey results are being used in developing policy recommendations for fostering more competitive and resilient SMEs with the potential to contribute to Cambodia's economic recovery.

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