Vietnam is among top 20 markets for women entrepreneurs in the world, according to the Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs released on Tuesday.
The index also shows that Vietnam is among the top five markets in terms of women borrowing or saving to start a business and having access to financial services and products and tertiary education.
In the Asia Pacific region, women in Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam have reached parity with men in terms of their inclination to engage in entrepreneurship.
Vietnam is among the top four markets in terms of women continuing to make strong strides in term of their ability to thrive as business leaders or professionals.
Based on publicly available data from international organisations like the International Labor Organisation, UNESCO and the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, the index tracks the progress and achievement of women entrepreneurs and business owners in 58 markets around the world.
In the development of the Vietnamese economy, more women are running businesses across the country.
In a meeting with female entrepreneurs earlier this year, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc reiterated the government’s support for women-led businesses.