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2014

MIDDLE EAST NORTH AFRICA INVESTMENT INITIATIVE (MENA II) – IRAQ

Irak

Titre : MIDDLE EAST NORTH AFRICA INVESTMENT INITIATIVE (MENA II) – IRAQ

USAID is helping Iraqi firms access financing to build a more effective and prosperous business ecosystem.

Pays : Irak
Localisation : Basrah, Ninewa Plain, and Northern Iraq

Durée : 2014-2021

Contexte : In Iraq, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have struggled to develop due to political instability, insufficient infrastructure, and lack of access to finance and institutional support. In Basrah, the second largest city in Iraq known for its wealth in oil production, economic life continues to lag due to outdated production methods and machinery in other industries and ongoing significant social and political instability. In the Ninewa Plain and Northern Iraq, the violent occupation of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) resulted in a large number of displaced citizens and ravaged infrastructure incapable of supporting business development, resulting in longstanding damage to the local economy

Descriptif
Promoting a productive Iraqi SME ecosystem requires ensuring access to financing. Designed in 2014, USAID’s Middle East and North Africa Investment Initiative (MENA II) seeks to revitalize economic activity in post-ISIS Iraq by providing support to early stage businesses to promote sustainable job creation, improve business competitiveness, and encourage increased equity investment in early stage businesses. Together with the Shell Foundation, USAID is investing in Iraqi firms based through a development financier specialized in financing and supporting small and growing businesses across the Middle East and Africa.

Mise en œuvre : GroFin in collaboration with the Nomou Fund and Osool

Partenaires : The Shell Foundation

Budget  : $21 million

Agence de Développement International du Gouvernement des Etats Unis (USAID)

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