Franchising Sector Support Programme - Technical Assistance Fapa

Project Summary

Approval Date 13 Apr 2009
Signature Date 17 Nov 2009
Planned Completion Date 31 May 2015
Last Disbursement Planned Date 01 Dec 2013
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 32130
Commitment U.A 619,263.66
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Franchising Sector Support Program (FSSP) seeks to promote franchising in Egypt as an effective business strategy for private sector development and SME growth. This program will encourage the establishment and expansion of the local franchising concept, resulting in entrepreneurship development, economic growth, and job creation. The medium-term objective of the FSSP will be to establish solid local financial instruments and collaborative structures that address the current gaps in the franchising market. The project comprises two interlinked components: (i) debt financing through a senior loan of USD 40 million to the Government of Egypt (GoE), channelled through SFD to local financial institutions (FIs) and onward to franchisees; (ii) capacity building of local stakeholders (SFD, Egyptian Franchise Development Association, Financial Institutions, consultants, lawyers, judiciary), with specific support to the SFD’s Franchising Unit, and with subsequent support to franchisors to ensure that sound local and foreign franchise concepts.

Project Objectives

The overall objective of this project is to address the constraints limiting the growth of the franchise market and establish franchise support mechanisms. Overall, the Franchising Program is an initiative with high development impact and high commercial visibility that is expected to create 375 franchise outlets, over 7,000 direct jobs (and a larger number of indirect jobs in the value chain), and will increase the number of SMEs operating in the formal sector. It will also bring technology transfers to SMEs, foster increased productivity and export potential, and thereby increase government revenues.


The main beneficiaries of the project are: the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Social Fund for Development (SFD), the Micro and Small Enterprises.

Participating Organization

Fund for African Private Sector Assistance
Fonds Social pour le Développement (SFD)
Social Fund for Development (SFD)


IATI identifier 46002-P-EG-KB0-001
Last Update 24 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Robertus Paulus Johannes ZEGERS

Geographic Location

Country Egypt
Coordinates Location Name
27 30 Egypt