A study on female entrepreneurship in six MENA countries was conducted within the framework of the activities planned for the project entitled “Promoting women’s empowerment for Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development”, implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
The aim of the study was to:
1) provide an up-to-date set of information regarding the state of development of female entrepreneurship in the targeted countries;
2) identify the challenges faced by women in the creation and development of their enterprises;
3) produce recommendations for an entrepreneurial ecosystem which is more favourable to women; and
4) provide evidence-based input in support of the dialogue between public and private stakeholders.