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1 WOMEN IN BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT

2 Population of the World World population has reached 7.05 Billion on December 31, 2012 Source: United Nations Statistics Division, December % Female % Youth* *Aged 15 – 24 years old (as defined by UNESCO)

3 Population: 2.7 bil Women: 1.4 bil (51.9%) Youth * : n.a. GDP: USD 40.3 tri Population: 2.7 bil Women: 1.4 bil (51.9%) Youth * : n.a. GDP: USD 40.3 tri Facts & Figures Population: 29.7 mil Women: mil (49.3%) Youth * : 11.5 mil (38.7%) GDP: USD 0.3 tri Population: 29.7 mil Women: mil (49.3%) Youth * : 11.5 mil (38.7%) GDP: USD 0.3 tri *Aged 15 – 24 years old (as defined by UNESCO) 3 Source:

4 SMEs owned/run by women Department of Statistics, Malaysia 2. The State of Women-Owned Business Report, American Express 3. Ministry of Finance Tax Data Centre, Chinese Taipei 4. Australian Government, Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research Source: 4 CountriesWomen Owned 19.7% 54% 31.5% 36.2%

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6 National SME Development Council … high level body to chart SME policy direction Council established in 2004 Chaired by Prime Minister 15 Ministers and 3 key agencies Secretariat: SME Corp. Malaysia (w.e.f. 1 Aug 2008, previously the Central Bank) Roles and Responsibility Provides direction for comprehensive development of SMEs across all sectors Formulates broad policies and strategies Oversees coordination of and ensures effectiveness in policy implementation 6

7 7 Developmental Programmes…

8 155 Programmes by Access to Financing 61 Progs; US$5.5b Human Capital Development 34 Progs; US$46.0m Technology & Innovation 26 Progs; US$131.9m Market Access 20 Progs; US$24.6m Infrastructure 14 Progs; US$29.1m 155 Progs; US$5.76b Government Fund ( 139 programmes; US$3,244.8m ) Government Fund ( 139 programmes; US$3,244.8m ) Private Fund ( 16 programmes; US$2,512.9m ) Private Fund ( 16 programmes; US$2,512.9m ) 8

9 9 Programmes for Specific Group Bumiputera Entrepreneurs 51 progs; US$1.9b Women Entrepreneurs 6 progs; US$0.8b Micro Enterprise 24 progs; US$0.9b

10 Improving provision of support for women in challenging circumstances such as widows, single mothers and those with lower income Increasing the number of women in key decision making positions Increasing womens participation in the labour force Eliminating all forms of discrimination against women KEY PROGRAMMES

11 Set up more Childcare Centres Latent Workforce Initiative Female Labour Force Participation Rate (2011)47.9% To achieve 55% in 2015 Childcare Fees Subsidy Guidelines of Home-Working

12 Intensive and comprehensive skills training programme and entrepreneurship training for single mothers ,428 participants Intensive and comprehensive skills and entrepreneurship training for women ,172 participants INCUBATION ENTREPRENEURIAL WOMEN 1Azam Kerja (Jobs) 1Azam Niaga (Business) 1Azam Tani (agriculture) 1Azam Khidmat (Services) ,967 participants 65.65% = 70,224 are women INTENSIVE SKILLS TRAINING FOR SINGLE MOTHERS

13 To assist 50,000 online entrepreneurs especially women to boost their sales online. WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS PROGRAMME To increase womens involvement in entrepreneurship. Collaboration programme with Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM) ,300 participants

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