Client: U.K. Department for International Development
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
Solutions: Economic Growth
Enterprise Partners is the major component of the U.K. Department for International Development’s Private Enterprise Programme Ethiopia (PEPE). Enterprise Partners is facilitating agro-industrial growth and enabling access to finance. Our work will result in job and income opportunities and increased stability for poor people, particularly women. The planned impact is to create 45,000 jobs (75 percent for women) and increase incomes for 65,000 poor households.
DAI is implementing this work with consortium partners First Consult/Ethiopia, Itad/UK, Enclude/NL, and BCaD. We are utilizing the market systems approach to achieve the impact. Enterprise Partners is identifying key constraints and developing socially and environmentally responsible strategies working with industry actors to introduce new business models. This is leading to a better business enabling environment and investment generation in Ethiopia.
Enterprise Partners works through two major pillars:
* Agro-Industry: Strengthening market systems in three priority sectors of the Government of Ethiopia—cotton, textile and apparel; leather and livestock; and fruits and vegetables.
* Access to Finance: Strengthening financial systems for increased financial inclusion of the poor into formal financial systems and enabling investments for small, medium, and large enterprises.
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