Gendered Impacts of SME Policy Responses to Covid-19 in South East Asia: Examples from Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam

  • Datt, Gaurav (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Islam, Asadul (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Gunawardana, Samanthi (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Lee, Wang-Sheng (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Bayudan-Dacuycuy, Connie (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Fillaili, Rizki (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Viet Cuong, Nguyen (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The research aims to uncover the gender impact of SME policy responses to Covid-19 in Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. The research will analyse how women's SMEs are affected by access or lack thereof, to recovery and stimulus packages in the three target countries, and the efficacy of these measures from a gender perspective. The research will be guided by the two key research objectives, as outlined by the IW guidelines:
. Assessing (positive and negative, expected, and unexpected) the gendered impact of SMe policy responses from April to December 2020.
. Proposing practical and specific recommendations for policymakers and the donor community on ways to improve their policies and practices that strengthen gender responsiveness for the SME sector.
Effective start/end date20/04/2130/04/22


  • Gender, SME's, Covid-19