Path to Success: How Women-Owned Businesses Transform in the Era of Digitalization

Vietnam Case Study

One of three case studies that will be published in 2022, the Vietnam case study investigates whether digitalisation offers opportunities to women-owned small and medium-sized enterprises (WSMEs) to overcome gender-related challenges in Vietnam and provides policy and practical recommendations to all stakeholders. It is part of a continuation of the same study conducted in 2020 by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung's (KAS) Regional Economic Programme Asia (SOPAS) and Woomentum, focusing on the role of digitalization in helping WSMEs navigate throughout the COVID-19 crisis. The Vietnam Case Study is structured around four pillars: 1) access to financing; 2) access to mentoring, networking, and skills; 3) business processes and management; 4) crisis management (COVID-19).

Foreword by Konrad-Adenaurer-Stiftung Japan

Foreword by Woomentum

Acknowledgments and Author's Contribution

Table of Contents

List of Figures

Acronyms and Abbreviations

Executive Summary

1 Country Background

2 Methodology

3 Interview Findings

4 The Future of Digital Transformation for WSMEs

5 Conclusion