USAID LENS Publications

 

Micro and Small Enterprise (MSE) Toolkit (Available in Arabic)

USAID LENS developed this toolkit to enhance MSE capacities by offering sector-based capacity building and training activities, empowering them to conduct business planning, increase productivity, and manage more sustainable and resilient businesses with reduced costs. The impact of this activity should contribute to USAID LENS key indicators, including supporting targeted MSEs to increase revenue, create jobs, and build linkages with other economic partners.

 

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Assessment of the Mountaineering Sector in Jordan (Available in English)

A report that examines the case for adventure tourism in Jordan, with a special focus on the mountaineering sector. It assesses the capacity, opportunities and barriers to developing adventure travel in the country, highlighting where changes are required and how the country can follow international best practices and make best use of its resources. Published May 2017.

 

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Public-Private Partnership Manual (Available in Arabic)

A comprehensive manual for municipal officials, public sector representatives and economic development practitioners that explains how to establish partnerships with the private sector and ensure their success and sustainability. Published April 2017.

 

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Start-up Guide (Available in Arabic and English)
The Startup Guide was developed to guide startups through the overall process to get their business registered and licensed. It includes steps, locations, fees required, and other requirements to formalize and support startups. Published May 2016.

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Best Practices for Beekeeping (Available in Arabic)

A manual for the best practices in beekeeping, handed out in beekeeping workshops and trainings organized by USAID LENS. Published April 2016.

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Gender Training Manual for Business Service Providers (Available in Arabic)
This manual was designed to guide the Businesses Services Providers who will work with the Micro enterprise owners to enhance their knowledge, increase their understanding and motivate them to adopt gender basic considerations in their businesses. The manual includes technical information, concepts, resources and ready to use designed session plans.

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Financial Inclusion of MSEs Infographic (Available in English)
This infographic was developed for the first Jordan Digital Financial Services Forum (March 2016) to highlight the state of digital financial inclusion in the MENA region. Published March 2016.

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Financial Sector Analysis (Available in English)
An analysis of the Jordan’s financial sector, in particular the microfinance sector. Published 2014. 

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Jordan Dive Show Brochure (Available in English & Arabic)
Useful information about the 21 dive centers in Aqaba that are members of the Aqaba Diving Association, an overview of the different dive sites found in Aqaba, and general information about diving and marine life in the Red Sea. Developed for the Jordan Dive Show. Published April 2016.

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Policy Analysis Paper - Municipal Local Development Units (Available in English)

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Policy Analysis Paper - Home-based Businesses (Available in English)

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