Assessing the Business Environment for Women's Entrepreneurship Development in the Kyrgyz Republic

ILO Sub-regional office in Moscow Working Paper No.3

In conditions of economic crisis, SMEs are becoming the main source of income for many women in Kyrgyzstan as many Kyrgyz women engage in business start-ups to provide support for their families. Their performance as entrepreneurs strongly depends on the effectiveness of the business environment in the country. This report provides an assessment of that environment.