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Jordan - Micro Small and Medium Enterprise Development for Inclusive Growth Project (Arabic)

The project development objective of the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Development For Inclusive Growth Project for Jordan is to contribute to the improvement of access to finance for micro, small and medium enterprises in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. This objective will remain the same under the additional financing (AF). However, the AF will include direct lending from the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) to microfinance institutions (MFIs). The proposed AF operation will finance scaling-up the well-performing parent project’s activities to further enhance its impact. The recent development in the regulatory space within the financial system that brought MFIs under the supervision of CBJ will expand the outreach further under the proposed AF. Awarding loans to new businesses, and in turn creating new employment opportunities, will be the main focus of the operation. There is a large and growing demand for more affordably priced loans, and this demand is expected to grow in the future. Through contributing to an improvement in access to finance for MSMEs in Jordan, this operation will ultimately expand employment opportunities through the development of the Jordanian private sector. In doing so, the operation will also demonstrate how improved financial intermediation to MSMEs can lead to sustainable private sector jobs, development of entrepreneurship capacities and reduction of poverty, as well as contribute to overall economic growth.


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    Jordan - Micro Small and Medium Enterprise Development for Inclusive Growth Project

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Jordan - Micro Small and Medium Enterprise Development for Inclusive Growth Project (Arabic). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.