Cambridge Industrial Innovation Policy (CIIP), together with the Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI), has collaborated with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on the report: Enhancing the Resilience of MSMEs to Crises and Disasters: Regional Guidelines for ASEAN Governments.
The guidelines provide a framework on how relevant ASEAN agencies can support MSMEs to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and be prepared for future crises and disasters.
Using the four phases of disaster risk management (prevention, preparedness, response and recovery), the guidelines provide information on how the relevant agencies can identify resources, determine roles and responsibilities, establish coordination mechanisms and include disaster risk management in existing or new policies and regulations. To develop the guidelines, more than one hundred government and industry stakeholders were consulted across the 10 ASEAN member states.
The report was led by the ASEAN Coordinating Committee on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (ACCMSME) and supported by the Australian government through the ASEAN–Australia Development Cooperation Program Phase II (AADCP II).