Projects


The Entrepreneurship Development Center

EDC is a quasi-governmental training and advisory entity established under the framework of the Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP), UNDP. It’s a partnership program of Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, represented by the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing (MoUDHo), and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)EDC has its headquarters based in Addis Ababa with regional offices in Bishoftu, Hawassa, Bahir Dar, and Mekelle.Services: Providing entrepreneurship and business development trainings to potential entrepreneurs particularly youth.
Establishment of Centers of Excellence for Entrepreneurship (CoEE) in selected public universities.
Continuous business advisory services with special focus on youth and women owned micro and small enterprises.
The Entrepreneurship Training Workshop (ETW). ETW is an internationally acclaimed six-day learners centered workshop, developed by United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

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World Bank- Ethiopia Women Entrepreneurship Development Project (WEDP)

Target group: Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) fully or partly owned by female entrepreneurs
Commitment amount : $50 million
Project date: 2012- end of 2019
Support provided: financial
Implementing institutions: Development Bank of Ethiopia (DBE); Federal Urban Job Creation and Food Security Agency (FUJCFSA);Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation

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Enterprise Partners

Enterprise Partners (EP) is the major component of the UK Department for International Development (DFID)’s flagship Private Enterprise Programme in Ethiopia (PEPE). The project is funded by UKaid and implemented by DAI and consortium partners including First Consult, Itad, Enclude and BCaD.Enterprise Partners works through two major pillars: Agro-Industry: strengthening market systems in three of the government priority sectors - Garments, Leather and Horticulture.
Access to Finance: strengthening financial systems for increased investments for small, medium, and large enterprises as well as promoting private equity and foreign direct investment.Enterprise Partners’ work is resulting in jobs created and improved incomes for poor people, primarily women. The goal is to make an impact by facilitating the creation of 45,000 jobs (75% female) and increasing the income for 65,000 poor households.

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Livelihoods Improvement for Women and Youth (LIWAY) Project

The Livelihoods Improvement for Women and Youth (LIWAY) project, funded by Sida, aims to create employment for women and young people in Addis Ababa.In the coming five years (2017 - 2021), SNV, together with Save the Children, MercyCorps and Technoserve, aims to improve the lives of at least 200,000 people, with a special focus on young people and women, by increasing their income and economic opportunities.LIWAY project objectives:Profile the young people and women in Addis Ababa to better understand their economic, social and environmental circumstances
Identify and prioritise economic sectors that have a high potential for inclusion of women and young people
Identify the barriers that prevent the inclusion of young people and women in local selected sectors

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Livelihoods Improvement for Women and Youth (LIWAY) Project

The Livelihoods Improvement for Women and Youth (LIWAY) project, funded by Sida, aims to create employment for women and young people in Addis Ababa.In the coming five years (2017 - 2021), SNV, together with Save the Children, MercyCorps and Technoserve, aims to improve the lives of at least 200,000 people, with a special focus on young people and women, by increasing their income and economic opportunities.LIWAY project objectives:Profile the young people and women in Addis Ababa to better understand their economic, social and environmental circumstances
Identify and prioritise economic sectors that have a high potential for inclusion of women and young people
Identify the barriers that prevent the inclusion of young people and women in local selected sectors

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British Council- Social Enterprises Project

It is is a three-year project and a part of the British Council’s Global Social Enterprise programme which is implemented currently in 28 countries across four continents. The programme supports social enterprises to address social and environmental challenges and improve people's lives in our communities and societies. It promotes positive social change, inclusive growth and sustainable development while sharing learning and building trust between the UK and other countries.The project provides social entrepreneurs with access to training, mentoring and funding opportunities. It alsoPromotes social enterprise education in schools and universities
Convene policy dialogues
Conduct researches and organise study for sharing

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USAID-Strengthening Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (SEED)

SEED offers technical support to business service providers, entrepreneurs, and micro, small, and medium enterprises to help develop new business ideas, strengthen essential business development services, introduce new financial tools, and enhance financial literacy and managementSpecifically, the SEED project focuses on:Improving the quality, availability, and accessibility of financial and non-financial services
Connecting entrepreneurs and MMSEs with these services
Linking suppliers with established firms in selected sectors
Encouraging formalization of private enterprises; and
Strengthening the ability of business associations to address policies that impact the ease of doing business.

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