Closing the Small-Business and Gender Gap to Make Trade More Inclusive

This publication analyses that the smaller, the company, the more likely they are to employ low skilled, women, youth or other vulnerable workers’ conditions in business sphere. Their main obstacles are connectivity gap for both other SMEs, national markets and global markets even in most countries, SMEs are often the biggest source of new jobs, even if many fail within a few years.Getting more SMEs to connect to international markets is one way to help ensure SMEs keep growing and make the jobs they create stick.