Information and Communication Technologies for Women Entrepreneurs Prospects and Potential in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgz Republic, and Uzbekistan

Information and Communication Technologies for Women Entrepreneurs Prospects and Potential in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgz Republic, and Uzbekistan

This study is the first of its kind to provide data on women’s access to, and use and ownership of ICTs in urban, peri-urban, and rural areas.

The study also explores women’s access to ICT-related support, their preferences for support, and their willingness and ability to pay for the supporting services. It is worth noting that survey results across the four countries show women’s low awareness of and confidence in the different ways that ICTs could be used for their businesses. However, results also show their great willingness and interest to learn how to use ICTs for businesses. Interest in the type of ICTs (internet, computers, mobile phones) varies depending on women entrepreneurs’ access, ownership, and usage.

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