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Launch of Women’s Entrepreneurship Partnership in Asia-Pacific by ESCAP and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Programme

On December 13, 2012, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and Goldman Sachs announced their collaboration on a regional programme to promote women’s economic empowerment through entrepreneurship in Asia-Pacific.

The public-private partnership will bring together policy makers and the private sector to address key issues and develop policies to promote women´s economic empowerment through entrepreneurship in the region. China, India, Indonesia and Malaysia are participating countries in the programme. The outcome of national research and dialogues will be considered at a regional symposium in Beijing in April 2013.

A report on “Creating an Enabling Environment for Women’s Economic Empowerment through Entrepreneurship in the Asia-Pacific region” will be released based on the national dialogues and regional symposium. The publication will highlight related barriers, good practices, and concrete policy options, which will be shared with governments, businesses and civil society organizations across the region.