Improving livelihoods: Entrepreneurship & SME support

Supporting entrepreneurship and MSMEs (Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises) is the backbone of BDC’s goal to reduce unemployment in Jordan, and achieve an inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In alignment with SDGs 8, 11, 13 and 17, our projects aim to foster a fertile and enabling business environment for aspiring entrepreneurs to flourish and grow. We provide them with adequate access to finance, sustainable support structures, proper guidance and reliable platforms of information, as well as business development services and capacity building programs. Our training programs are designed to inspire entrepreneurial mindsets, behaviours and skills amongst youth, with a specific focus on green and social entrepreneurship for sustainable, gender sensitive, and environment-friendly impact. Additionally, BDC acts as a facilitator and builds on the expertise of private, public and local partners, innovative initiatives and resources to support Jordan MSMEs to reach their full business potential, by becoming more competitive – nationally and globally –, profitable, and hence able to generate employment opportunities for their communities.

Key Projects

EU-Mdad: Strengthening access to protection, participation and services for women refugees, IDPs and host communities
Enabling Entrepreneurship Eco-System in Jordan; Youth Employment and Self Employability
Tanmyeh: Access to Vocational Education and Development Youth Engagement Program
Tatweer – Business and Export Development Project for Jordanian Enterprises
Emergency Employment Programme through the 3*6 Approach
Sanad – Youth Empowerment & Employability (YEE) Project
SwitchMed Green Entrepreneurship Training Programme
Bader – HP LIFE (e-Learning Training for Entrepreneurs)
Amaluna: Youth Engagement Program
Micro-Enterprise Development Project
Innovation for Development
Feasibility Study
Promoting access to income and employment for vulnerable population in the Governorates of Karak, Tafilah, Ma’an and Aqaba through the increase of employment opportunities and the improvement of the vocational training offer .
Enterprise Grow: growing the capacities and competitiveness of micro- and small enterprises (MSEs) in Jordan
Azm: Emergency Economic Response for COVID-19 Project
Entrepreneurship Technology Workshop-Empretec
Vocational Entrepreneurship for Women
Operationalize a Business Incubator
Know About Business (KAB) Project
Bina’ Building Livelihoods Project
Heart of Amman II
Access To Finance
Maharat Program


Trained beneficiaries
Opened businesses
Women engaged
Syrian entrepreneurs

This pillar is aligned with the below sdgs

This pillar implemented in partnership