Project profile — Launching Economic Achievement Program for Women in Jordan

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Launching Economic Achievement Program for Women in Jordan - Overview
CBIE - Canadian Bureau for International Education (CA-CRA_ACR-2106844053)
2017-02-17 - 2022-10-15
Country / region • Jordan (100.00%)
Sector • Government And Civil Society, General
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (5.00%)
• Other Social Infrastructure And Services
Social/welfare services (16010) (15.00%)
• Other Social Infrastructure And Services
Employment policy and administrative management (16020) (5.00%)
• Business And Other Services
Business support services and institutions (25010) (75.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
Description and results


This project aims to support women’s economic empowerment in Jordan, which shows some of the lowest rates of women's political and economic participation in the Middle East Region. The project fosters entrepreneurship among school girls and supports women-led business start-ups. It also seeks to address high unemployment rates by improving the enabling environment and promoting a culture of entrepreneurship for Jordanian women in impoverished areas. Project activities include: (1) developing a business incubator for women that includes training, mentoring, advisory services and networking; (2) developing entrepreneurial module training to be delivered throughout Jordan (women entrepreneurs are targeted in this training in both the formal and informal sectors); (3) delivering a Leaders and Entrepreneurs program which includes a national competition and after-school clubs for girls throughout Jordan (school boys are also engaged and sensitized through various initiatives); and (4) sensitizing and building the capacity of decision-makers and key women and men stakeholders (from government, private sector, academia and civil society) to integrate women’s employment and entrepreneurial needs.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased productivity and job opportunities generated by women; and (2) reduced gender-specific barriers to women's entrepreneurship and to women entering into and remaining in the workforce.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2022 include: (1) 190 entrepreneurs participated in the incubator program and trained as part of women-led start-up teams; (2) created 113 job opportunities as a result of the incubation program for the first two cohorts; (3) 43,692 students (of whom approximately 77% are women and 23% are men) took part in the new and revised gender-sensitive entrepreneurial programs and entrepreneurship community-building initiatives at the school and university levels; (4) delivered 1,221 gender-sensitive entrepreneurship programs to schools and universities; (5) 305 stakeholders reported an increased capacity to address barriers related to women’s employment and entrepreneurship; and (6) identified and trained 108 mentors on the provision of mentorship services.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $154,798
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