Sustainable growth and employment are common concerns among the partner countries in the southern Mediterranean region, where 5 million jobs need to be created on a yearly basis to ensure social inclusion. The largest reservoir of jobs remains within the 6 million micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) that account for 90% of total employment, but still have a minor contribution to sustainable growth. The creation of more productive and efficient enterprises can fuel economic growth and create demand for skilled labour, generate better-paid jobs and contribute to social stability.
Boosting economic inclusiveness, employability and job creation through social enterprises, require capable business support institutions, inclusive financing mechanisms, serious engagement of unconventional stakeholders (such as municipalities, private sector businesses and academia), meaningful collaboration at a national, regional and international levels, in addition to an evidence-based policy, an enabling legal environment, and a transparent and accountable regulatory mechanisms in favor of social justice and economic development, adapted to local contexts and conditions.
Promote an enabling environment in the Southern Mediterranean partner countries for the development of the social entrepreneurship sector as a driver for inclusive growth and job creation.
Increase economic inclusiveness and employment in Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine where adequate policies on social entrepreneurship are in place, public-private dialogue and exchanges of practices are promoted and high quality services for social enterprises are provided.
At Macro Level: Promoting country and cross-country policy and advocacy initiatives and public-private dialogue to create an enabling regulatory and policy environments
At Meso Level: Reinforcing 60 social entrepreneurship support organizations through capacity-building and networking activities
At Micro Level: Providing financial and technical support to 100 social enterprises.
In light of the current evolution of COVIS-19 outbreak, for the present recruitment, Oxfam Italy, in coordination with the project donor, decided the following:
All the details on the mandate and the application procedure can be found at the following link: https://www.oxfamitalia.org/vacancy/consultancy-for-the-mid-term-evaluation-of-med_up-project/
DIESIS – Reports on the macro-level of social economy in the MedUP! countries:
Good Practices Story Book:
Access to Finance for SEs
Macro Level – Resources for policy actors
Webinar 1 – Introduction to the Spanish Social Economy Ecosystem
Webinar 2 – The Better Entrepreneurship Policy Tool (OECD/EC)
Meso Level – Resources for Social entrepreneurship support organizations
Webinar 1 – Convening Unlikely Allies & Building Ecosystems
Webinar 2 – Building Entrepreneurial Support Communities
Webinar 3 – Space as a Convener for Communities
Regional webinar – Financial Strategy and Fundraising
Regional workshop 3 – Stakeholder Mapping and Partnership
Regional workshop 4 – Effective Communication for Social Entrepreneurs