Principally, the Roadmap document serves as a means of:
• Collating and clarifying priority areas for enhancing the disaster preparedness and coping capacities of SMEs in the Philippines
• Identifying the relevant actors, stakeholders or policy owners for addressing these issues
• Outlining potential approaches or pilot initiatives for tackling the identified challenges
As such, the Roadmap serves as a guiding document which can inform the relevant concerned agencies and organizations for MSME development and disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM), as well as policymakers, on the ways forward for strengthening the resilience of smaller enterprises in the country. Furthermore, the Roadmap is intended to align with relevant national plans, policymaking recommendations and legislative arrangements, such as the forthcoming MSME development plan in the Philippines.