The purpose of the diagnosis is to analyse obstacles to entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial intentions of women from the wilaya (province) of Algiers, taking two districts of the city of Algiers as case studies. Those districts are El Idrissi in the Bouzaréah municipality and Didouche Mourad district in the municipality of Alger Centre, they are very different in anthropological, social and economic terms. The diagnosis is based upon consultations of 195 women - some of whom have created an entrepreneurial activity. It examines the factors that limit or encourage them to undertake an entrepreneurial activity. It also takes a closer look into legislation and the role of the State and local actors in promoting women’s entrepreneurship.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.