A disaster-resilient enterprise is one that has the capacity to anticipate, resist or absorb, and then accommodate or recover from a hazard that affects it, returning to at least the equivalent state of economic health that it enjoyed beforehand, and continuing to grow and develop without detrimental long-term effects.
This report is both an analysis of the results of an SME Resilience Survey conducted in the Philippines in 2015, and a strategic policy analysis of the enabling framework for disaster-resilient micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the Philippines. The Philippine Government formulation of “MSME” is used to discuss the national frameworks although the report is part of a regional project, “Strengthening the Disaster Resilience of Small and Medium Enterprises in Asia Project” (using the term “SMEs”, which also includes micro enterprises). The project is being implemented by the iPrepare Business facility. In the Philippines, the iPrepare Business facility is working with partners from government and the private sector in project implementation. The main partner government agency is the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), in particular the Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development (BSMED). The project is supported by the ADB’s Integrated Disaster Risk Management Fund, which is financed by the Government of Canada, and the German Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ) through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) within the framework of the Global Initiative on Disaster Risk Management (GIDRM).
The report is based on desk research on relevant laws, policies, institutions and secondary literature, consultations during a country mission in September 2015, and the Philippine SME Resilience Survey undertaken as part of the project.