SheTrades: Promoting SME Competitiveness in Sri Lanka

A largely untapped resource, Sri Lankan women have the potential to play a significant role in the country’s economy. Given the right tools and support, women entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka can achieve this potential and positively affect the global economy.

Using the International Trade Centre (ITC) SME Competitiveness Survey, this report suggests encouraging more women to be part of the services sector in Sri Lanka, and ensuring that women-led enterprises have better access to quality certifications, digital and computer knowledge, marketing opportunities and intellectual property systems.