Inhad programme: youth economic engagement through self-employment

National programme to promote entrepreneurship among youth


  1. Start-ups, micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), and social enterprises in Jordan continue to face challenges in accessing business opportunities and capital investments. Ten years into the Syrian crisis and with the dawn of COVID-19 pandemic, supporting the employment of youth remains a pertinent priority.
  2. In 2019, UNICEF Jordan partnered with the Royal Hashemite Court, the Business Development, the Central Bank of Jordan, and Irada consulting to launch the largest comprehensive self-employment programme in Jordan and the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa region.
  3. The Inhad (“We Rise”) programme links Jordan’s youth with extensive training in social innovation, entrepreneurship, business planning, financial management, and access to finance. Following their training, budding young entrepreneurs conduct a feasibility of their project to ensure its viability and sustainability in the long-term. After the successful results of the feasibility study, a participant is eligible to receive a loan between 5,000 and 250,000 JOD to launch their social enterprise.
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