COVID19 Rapid Impact Assessment on Micro and Small Enterprises Beneficiaries

COVID19 Rapid Impact Assessment on Micro and Small Enterprises Beneficiaries

Aug 26, 2020

This Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) rapid assessment report is part of a series of assessments to measure the impact of COVID-19 and government response measures on businesses and vulnerable households in Jordan. It focuses on the impact on enterprises and start-ups (including Home Based Businesses) in vulnerable communities across Jordan and is based on phone survey of 150 sample from UNDP participants database and its implementing partner NGO (Princess Taghreed Institute) for the home-based businesses. The rapid assessment took place during the lockdown (second half April) and highlights the significant impact the measures and pandemic had on the livelihoods of many women and youth owned micro businesses in vulnerable communities.

The report was prepared internally by UNDP Jordan – Knowledge Management & Learning Unit of the Inclusive Growth and Livelihoods Pillar by Ramzi Maaytah, Batool Al Subaihi, Yeonkyeong Joh, and the guidance of Silke Handley, Inclusive growth and Resilience Team Leader. Special thanks go to Manal Sweidan who led the data cleaning and analysis.

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