Breaking Down Bias

and Increasing Financial Access in Central Asia for Women-Led SMEs

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) enlisted the services of ConsumerCentriX to conduct market assessments in Mongolia, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan. The findings determined key constraints faced by women-led SMEs when it came to accessing finance and recommendations on possible measures that would mitigate systemic barriers. In this video, Benedikt Wahler, Partner of ConsumerCentriX, discusses the role unconscious bias plays in constraining access to finance for women-led SMEs in all three countries.