250.43% 16.74% Population of the World Female Youth* World population has reached 7.05 Billion on December 31, 201250.43%16.74%FemaleYouth*Source: United Nations Statistics Division, December 2012*Aged 15 – 24 years old (as defined by UNESCO)
3Population: 29.7 mil Women: 14.66 mil (49.3%) Youth*: 11.5 mil (38.7%) Facts & FiguresPopulation: 29.7 mil Women: mil (49.3%) Youth*: mil (38.7%)GDP: USD 0.3 triPopulation: 2.7 bilWomen: 1.4 bil (51.9%)Youth*: n.a.GDP: USD 40.3 triMalaysia’s population is only 1.1% of the 2.7 billion APEC population as a whole. Therefore this represent a big opportunity for our SMEs to expand to other APEC economies.*Aged 15 – 24 years old (as defined by UNESCO)Source:1.2.
4SMEs owned/run by women... CountriesWomen Owned19.7%54%31.5%36.2%Source:1. Department of Statistics, Malaysia2. The State of Women-Owned Business Report, American Express3. Ministry of Finance Tax Data Centre, Chinese Taipei4. Australian Government, Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
5NATIONAL POLICY ON WOMEN POLICY DIRECTIONNATIONAL POLICY ON WOMEN(2009)TENTH MALAYSIA PLAN(2011 – 2015)NATIONAL PLAN OF ACTION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN
6National SME Development Council … high level body to chart SME policy directionCouncil established in 2004Chaired by Prime Minister15 Ministers and 3 key agenciesRoles and ResponsibilitySecretariat: SME Corp. Malaysia (w.e.f. 1 Aug 2008, previously the Central Bank)Provides direction for comprehensive development of SMEs across all sectorsComposition of NSDC:Chairman: Prime Minister of MalaysiaMembers:11 Federal Ministers (MITI, MOF, MDTCC, MOE, MOSTI, MOA, MIPC, MRRD, MoTour & MOHR)MID Sabah & MID SarawakChief Secretary to the GovernmentGovernor of the Central Bank of MalaysiaDirector General of Economic Planning UnitFormulates broad policies and strategiesOversees coordination of and ensures effectiveness in policy implementation
8Human Capital Development Technology & Innovation 155 Programmes byAccess to Financing61 Progs; US$5.5bHuman Capital Development34 Progs; US$46.0mTechnology & Innovation26 Progs; US$131.9mMarket Access20 Progs; US$24.6mInfrastructure14 Progs; US$29.1m155 Progs; US$5.76bGovernment Fund(139 programmes; US$3,244.8m)Private Fund(16 programmes; US$2,512.9m)
9Bumiputera Entrepreneurs Programmes for Specific GroupBumiputera Entrepreneurs51 progs;US$1.9bWomen Entrepreneurs6 progs;US$0.8bMicro Enterprise24 progs;US$0.9b
10THE 10TH MALAYSIA PLANIncreasing women’s participation in the labour forceKEYPROGRAMMESIncreasing the number of women in key decision making positionsImproving provision of support for women in challenging circumstances such as widows, single mothers and those with lower incomeEliminating all forms ofdiscrimination against women
11FEMALE LABOUR FORCE PARTICIPATION RATE Set up moreChildcareCentresLatentWorkforceInitiativeFemale Labour Force Participation Rate(2011)47.9%To achieve55%in 2015Fees SubsidyGuidelinesofHome-Working
12PROGRAMMES FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS INTENSIVE SKILLS TRAINING FOR SINGLE MOTHERSINCUBATION ENTREPRENEURIAL WOMEN1Azam Kerja (Jobs)1Azam Niaga (Business)1Azam Tani (agriculture)1Azam Khidmat (Services)106,967 participants65.65% = 70,224 are womenIntensive and comprehensive skills training programme and entrepreneurship training for single mothers2,428 participantsIntensive and comprehensive skills and entrepreneurship training for women1,172 participants
13WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS PROGRAMME WOMEN AND ECONOMYWOMEN ENTREPRENEURS PROGRAMMETo increase women’s involvement in entrepreneurship.Collaboration programme with Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM)4,300 participantsTo assist 50,000 online entrepreneurs especially women to boost their sales online.