Category: Features

Citibank – 40 Years in Jordan

Citi is marking its fortieth year of operating in Jordan. The Kingdom’s important banking sector has changed a great deal over this time, but the financial giant appears to have adapted and thrived under the most challenging of circumstances. By…

8 Ways to Motivate Your Employees

Wish your staff were more productive? There are many strategies you can use to increase their motivation to get more done. By Jane Hosking Isn’t it the job of employees to just focus on their work and get things done?…

Spreading E-commerce with ShopGo

While ShopGo is finding great success helping Jordan’s offline merchants make the leap to the world of online retail, the young company’s founder and CEO now has his sights on creating innovative e-commerce solutions for the rest of the developing…

Religious Tourism: a Sector’s Salvation?

Pope Francis’ recent trip to Jordan showcased to the world the important role that the Kingdom has played in the rich history of the Holy Land. The benefits of attracting more of the world’s faithful to visit Jordan’s many religious…

Water Warning

Jordan’s thirsty agricultural sector must dramatically boost its water efficiency to prevent the Kingdom’s vital groundwater basins from drying up. But this will be easier said than done. By Laith Abou-Ragheb A few days of heavy rainfall at the tail…

Feeding Jordan Well

It‘s becoming harder and harder to get enough of the right foods into Jordanian mouths. By Elisa Oddone Jordan has made substantial health gains over the past two decades, including increases in life expectancy and reductions in child mortality and…

Tomorrow’s TV

How worried should the region’s traditional broadcasters be about the rise of Internet TV? By Laith Abou-Ragheb The battle for viewers and ads is heating up between the region’s established TV networks and over-the-top upstarts like YouTube and Netflix, which…

Setting the Privatization Record Straight

Many still suspect major mistakes were made during Jordan’s controversial privatization drive. A year-long investigation led by Omar Razzaz, chairman of the Privatization Evaluation Committee, has now concluded the sell-off of public assets was by and large smoothly executed, but…

Going Nuclear

Even as the debate over whether Jordan needs to generate nuclear power rages on, work is forging ahead on building an entirely new energy industry to run the Kingdom’s controversial nuclear program. For some, the answer to Jordan’s energy crisis…