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Entrepreneurial skills and access to finance support business development among refugees in Iraq

Hishyar Bashir Sadoon is a Syrian refugee who owns a small construction business. He was recently able to expand his business under ILO’s financial inclusion initiative, targeting refugees, internally displaced persons and host community members.

Date issued: 24 January 2023 | Size/duration: 00:03:15

Hishyar and hundreds of others are being supported by the ILO in Iraq, under the PROSPECTS Partnership, spearheaded by the Government of the Netherlands. The ILO has partnered with Al-Thiqa micro-finance institution to provide financial services and loan disbursement for entrepreneurs, and trainings in ILO’s Financial Education programme and in Start and Improve Your Business training programme