This Multi-Donor Action title "Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Economic Development and Employment in Jordan (E4DE)" is jointly co-financed by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by GIZ.
The joint action aims to strengthen employment potential through entrepreneurship in Jordan, with a focus on women and refugees, through policy monitoring and evaluation. Geographical areas of the Joint Action are the governorates of Jerash and Mafraq in the north and Aqaba and Karak in the south.
The Specific Objectives of the Joint Action are:
- Improve the business environment for private sector growth.
- Strengthen entrepreneurship capacities and increase entrepreneurial opportunities.
- Increase employment opportunities for Jordanian and refugee (including Syrian) job seekers.
The Joint Action has following three outputs:
Human resource and planning capacity of public and private ecosystem stakeholders for designing support measures for entrepreneurs is strengthened.
- This output aims to strengthen the human and planning capacities of public and private ecosystem actors to design support measures for entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs are expected to have access to new information, advisory or intermediary services as well as administrative facilitation for entrepreneurship.
Ecosystems for supporting entrepreneurs and businesses in the governorates are strengthened.
- To strengthen ecosystems for entrepreneurship promotion in the governorates is to improve and coordinate the supply structure of entrepreneurship support services. The aim here is to provide organizational and advisory support for the sustainable establishment of entrepreneurship promotion networks or the expansion of existing networks.
Entrepreneurs make greater use of markets and business potential in the governorates.
- Output 3 aims to make greater use of market and business potential in governorates for entrepreneurship. In particular, new ideas for business start-ups as well as ideas for the diversification of existing entrepreneurs (up to 4 years after start-up) are developed and implemented, which are geared towards sales potentials and priority sectors of the governorates. Ideas in the area of green business or those that use digital technologies or business models will be given special consideration.