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Italian Contribution to the "Women Enterpreneurship Development Program (WEDP)"




Aid type

Donor country personnel




€ 53,985
€ 52,606


The Initiative “Women Entrepreneurship Development Program (WEDP)” aims at increasing the earnings and employment of the participating women-led MSEs in the 6 targeted cities, Addis Abeba, Dire Dawa, Mekelle, Hawassa, Bahir Dar and Adama. This will be achieved by: i) tailoring financial instruments to the needs of the participants and ensuring availability of finance through a credit line for microfinance institutions dedicated to women-led enterprises and managed by the Development Bank of Ethiopia; and ii) developing the entrepreneurial and technical skills of the target group and supporting cluster, technology and product development for their businesses. Moreover, this intervention will develop synergies with the italian funded Women Economic empowerment and social inclusion (WEESI) program in the SNNPR regional State (Hawassa). read more close


Type Name
Government AICS - Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development

Channel reported

Type Name
Government AICS
Year Committed Used
2019 € 53,985 € 52,606

Project data

  • IATI IDXM-DAC-6-4-010632-03-1
  • Expected start date 2015/09/01
  • Completion date 2019/09/10
  • Sector Formal sector financ. intermediaries
  • Finance type Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
  • Flow type ODA
  • Bi/Multilateral Bilateral
  • Status Implementation
  • Tied status Tied

Policy markers

  • Gender Equality principal objective
  • Participatory Development/Good Governance significant objective
  • Trade Development significant objective
  • Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) n/d

Delibera Comitato Congiunto (Download)

Language Italian
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VTE (Download)

Language Italian
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Technical Agreement (Download)

Language English
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