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Needs Identification Study in the Fields of Micro-Entrepreneurship and Access to Finance for Women in Egypt

Entrust was contracted by the Netherlands Embassy in Cairo to conduct a needs identification study on Micro Entrepreneurship and Access to Finance for Women in Egypt, in order to support Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in local organizations.  Such support is directed to strengthen the capacity in providing training and education in the field of entrepreneurship and micro finance. Entrust reviewed the relevant literature on entrepreneurship, microfinance and gender in Egypt, policy documents and national strategies that have a direct impact on the performance of the sector; mapping all the institutions involved in entrepreneurship and microfinance education; conducting a capacity needs assessment study to identify the main capacity gaps and challenges affecting the work of these micro credit and entrepreneurship organizations with special attention to education and training of staff.


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