In conflict / Build Resilience The Small And Micro Enterprise Promotion Service (SMEPS) was first established in Yemen in 2005 and it is subsidiary of the Social Fund for Development in Yemen (SFD). SMEPS is working in the economic development specialized in the private sector development through three main components:


The Value Chain


Food Security

The Business

Development Services

Health Care

The Entrepreneurship


Keep Youth Engaged in

Productivity Livelihoods


SMEPS exists to create more jobs, expanding their beneficiaries and focuses mainly on developmental projects and linking them to humanitarian work. It aims to achieve its goals by pursuing “creative strategies for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) of diversity and growth through the market-oriented approach”. In keeping with this approach, SMEPS interventions seek to build and facilitate the economic and technical capacities of market-driven private-sector parties including the MSMEs themselves, rather than acting as a significant direct service-provider to MSMEs.



In conflict, bridging development and humanitarian projects together is the most useful and sustainable approach that Yemen needs. SMEPS is pushing for this nexus and it is promoting it with the local and international partners as well. We advocate to the concept of working in development and humanitarian projects hand in hand, and it has proved to be effectively working on the ground.  As an example, to support food security SMEPS strives to achieve SDG 2.3, 2.4



Global Sustainable Development Goals:

SDG 2 states Ending hunger, achieving food security and improving nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture.

SMEPS is working on 2.3, and 2.4 which states:



by 2030 double the agricultural productivity and the incomes of small-scale food producers, particularly women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists and fishers, including through secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and inputs, knowledge, financial services, markets, and opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment




by 2030 ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters, and that progressively improve land and soil quality.



“Creativity &


We also believe in honesty, dynamism’s and creativity as the key characteristics for any SMEPSer.


We seek the progressive diversification of the small and medium enterprise sector.

We hope to see small and medium enterprise sectors moving into new subsectors and the introduction of new business lines (markets/products) within existing subsector.


To have efficient interventions through creative approaches.