Informations et ressources scientifiques
sur le développement des zones arides et semi-arides

Accueil du site → Projets de développement → Projets 2012 → LIBYA ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT (LEE)

2012

LIBYA ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT (LEE)

Libye

MEDA - Mennonite Economic Development Associates

Titre : LIBYA ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT (LEE)

Région /Pays : Libye

Date : 2012 -2019

Contexte
In Libya, business support networks for entrepreneurs in general, and for youth entrepreneurs in particular, are weak. As a result, promising entrepreneurs in need of mentoring, access to finance, and improved general business acumen are failing to commercialize good ideas and to develop job-creating businesses at a time of heightened economic fragility in the country.

Innovation and risk-taking suffer from lack of encouragement, infrastructure, and cultural restrictions. Women and youth in particular, face barriers to access to credit and market systems.

Objectif
LEE stands for Libya Economic Empowerment project.
The goal of the project is to contribute to the growth of the Libyan non-oil private sector through strong, knowledgeable and competitive business women and youth who operate successful and job creating enterprises.

Bénéficiaires
The project partnered with 3,503 women and youth entrepreneurs to facilitate sustainable job opportunities.

Présentation
MEDA, in partnership with USAID, established an SME (Small and Medium Enterprises) development program that provided business-oriented youth with the capacity building training required to develop their businesses and take them to the next level. Women and youth SME owners developed and expanded their businesses through training, coaching/mentorship, networking, and buyer engagement opportunities. A matching grants fund helped propel the most promising businesses forward towards growth and job creation. The project also partnered with and help build nascent Libyan civil society organizations ; a new possibility in post-Gadhafi Libya.

Financement : Project undertaken with the financial support of United States Agency for International Development.

MEDA

Page publiée le 19 août 2021