Project profile — Small Enterprise Assistance Funds Jumpstart Project


Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (63003)
2022-03-16 - 2023-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
EGM Europe, Arctic, Middle East and Magh

Country / region 

• Jordan (100.00%)


• Industry: Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) development (32130) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (significant objective)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project supports the Jumpstart project to provide sustainable and inclusive growth among Jordan’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs). This project supports capacity-building among Jordanian SMEs and serves as a catalyst for investment capital to close the funding gap facing SMEs. It aims to improve access to quality jobs through increased job creation and the economic empowerment of women and youth, thus contributing to the Growth that Works for Everyone Action Area of the Feminist International Assistance Policy.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved access to quality jobs and enhanced job security for women and working-age youth by improving SMEs performance and opportunities in Jordan; (2) improved practices in gender equality and inclusion in the workplace in portfolio companies; and (3) providing more employment opportunities for women, working-age youth and people with disabilities in SMEs in Jordan.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
14-06-2023 Disbursement $2,926
14-06-2023 Disbursement $250,000
30-08-2023 Disbursement $1,876
30-08-2023 Disbursement $526,100
18-12-2023 Disbursement $124,642
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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