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Supporting Women Owned Micro Enterprises for Growth in Algeria and Morocco - “WOMEN for Growth”–

Algérie

Titre : Supporting Women Owned Micro Enterprises for Growth in Algeria and Morocco - “WOMEN for Growth”–

Pays : Algérie

Identifiant : RAF/15/07/USA

Date/Durée : Start date : September 30, 2015 // End date : May 31, 2017

Résumé partiel
Female unemployment remains high in North Africa, at 18.9% versus a world average of 6.4%, and female employment rates remain very low at 19.7% in North Africa versus a world average of 47.8%. In addition, per the OECD, across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), only 12% of women run their businesses, compared with 33% of women world-wide. While low, these figures show that further enhancing and supporting women’s entrepreneurship and self-employment in the North African region can provide a rich opportunity to engage more women in the economy and harvest more economic and social returns for these countries. The present project aims to help support women’s entrepreneurship development in Algeria and Morocco as a means of helping bridge the employment gap as well as the difference in male/female ownership of micro and small enterprises. To do so the project aims to support key financial and non-financial service providers in the country to i) identify their gaps in service provision to women, ii) identify measures to overcome these and iii) build their capacities and available services to support women entrepreneurs. The project will build on the ongoing SME work of the ILO in the two countries by helping to build a network of certified trainers in business management training and follow up services tailored to the needs and responsibilities of existing and potential (micro and small) women entrepreneurs.

Partenaire (s) : USA, Department of State

Total alloué : $ 990,099

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