About Us

About Us

Intro

LevelUP – advancing Jordanian industries is a is a United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) multi-component project aiming at creating decent job opportunities for women and youth – including through self-employment, – and supporting the inclusive and sustainable industrial development of the country in accordance with the Jordan 2025 Economic Development Plan.

We partner with The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply (MITS) in Jordan and The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) to contribute to Jordan’s industrial advancement and provide the government with key economic tools to support the development of competitive small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Together we support the Royal Kingdom of Jordan in its efforts to build a nurturing ecosystem that promotes economic inclusion and enables women and young people from both rural and urban regions to realize their entrepreneurial aspirations.

LevelUP closely works with diverse national and international actors, including the private sector, NGOs, women, youth and sectorial associations, business development service providers, academia, and many others.


Social Inclusiveness

Economic Competitiveness

Environmental sustainability

Project at a glance

Duration

3 years’ project was launched in October 2019

Main National Counterparts

Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply (MITS) of Jordan, JEDCO, JORDAN EXPORTS

Beneficiaries

Youth and Women, SMEs, Public and Private Support Institutions (incl. NGOs), MITS Industrial Development Directorate (IDD) and Economic Policy Department (EPD)

Scope

Increase Jordan’s private-sector contribution to job creation and promote the economic inclusion of youth and women by supporting the development of competitive small and medium-sized enterprises

Structure

Component 1

Developing Jordan’s Industrial Intelligence capacities

Component 2

Promoting a business-conducive environment in selected gender- and youth-sensitive Value chains

Increased efficiency of MITS in formulating, implementing and monitoring an evidence-based industrial policy

Evidence-based policies to increase SMEs competitiveness incl. identification of opportunities to generate new, innovative products and services

Enhanced competitiveness boost investments and market opportunities value-chain drivers of job creation for youth and women

Increased competitiveness and opportunities for the private sector to expand and create jobs for youth and women

Our Commitment to SDGs

SDG5

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

SDG8

Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

SDG9

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

SDG17

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

SDG 1

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

SDG 2

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture

SDG 3

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

SDG 10

Reduce inequality within and among countries