Bouncing Back Support to SMEs for COVID-19 Recovery

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Bouncing Back Support to SMEs for COVID-19 Recovery

08 July 2020

The fifth Policy Actions for COVID-19 Economic Recovery (PACER) Dialogue on “Bouncing back support to SMEs for COVID-19 recovery” featured phased approaches to manage and mitigate COVID-19 impacts, and build-back more sustainable, inclusive, and resilient economies. Over 130 participants including government officials and SME representatives from Southeast Asia and the People’s Republic of China participated in the Dialogue, sharing knowledge and country experiences and lessons on SMEs policies and measures taken to mitigate the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and accelerate recovery.

The fifth PACER Dialogue aimed to:

  • promote a better understanding of policy options available for governments to support SMEs in mitigating COVID-19 impacts and recover in the aftermath of the crisis;
  • disseminate global best practices and lessons on how SMEs could “bounce back better” from the COVID-19 pandemic; and
  • provide a platform for policy makers and development planners to share knowledge and experience and collaboratively learn from each other.
     
Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
08 Jul 2020 5th PACER Dialogue – Overview and Objectives Ramesh Subramaniam Director General, Southeast Asia Department (SERD), Asian Development Bank (ADB)
08 Jul 2020 Bouncing back support to SMEs for COVID-19 recovery Bouncing back support to SMEs for COVID-19 recovery
Presentation on global good practice examples of effective SMEs crisis recovery policies, featuring phased approaches to manage and mitigate COVID-19 ...
Paul Vandenberg
08 Jul 2020 Panel of Expert Input/Reaction: Support for SMEs to weather the COVID-19 crisis Support for SMEs to weather the COVID-19 crisis
Presentation on how government and SMEs can work together to effectively implement measures to help SMEs weather the COVID-19 crisis.
Foo Ngee Kee
08 Jul 2020 Open Discussion and Questions Ramesh Subramaniam (Moderator)
08 Jul 2020 Synthesis and Summary Ramesh Subramaniam, Director General, SERD, ADB

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