This report presents high level findings from a 2018 survey replication of a survey initially conducted by the USAID Jordan Local Enterprise Support Project (LENS) in 2014-2015. This earlier survey set the stage for evidence-based activity design on the Project. Although Jordan’s economy is dominated by micro and small enterprises (MSEs), as are most economies world-wide, relatively little was known about them prior to this work. The 2014-2015 MSE Survey sought to better understand Jordanian enterprises and to assess the major barriers
and opportunities for growth. The study covered general demographics, workforce trends, firm performance, access to finance, processes and networks, and the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis.