Enterprise Development Opportunities and Challenges
A Market Assessment for Business Restart Activities
IOM Iraq’s Enterprise Development Fund (EDF) encourages rapid, large-scale private sector job creation and economic recovery through tailored support to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The EDF is a financing mechanism that provides SMEs with financial capital to contribute to their recovery and/or expansion.
To assess the capacity of the market to absorb medium-sized grants, the EDF market assessment was rolled out in Kirkuk, Fallujah, and Mosul in November 2018. The assessment was led by IOM Iraq’s Return and Recovery Unit (RRU) and contributes to the necessary groundwork to introduce the EDF in any location.
Please see below the assessments for three governorates: