Tag: development

Champions of Change: Jordan’s Social Entrepreneurs

A growing number of passionate and resourceful Jordanians are setting up social enterprises in a bid to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing their society. By Dina al-Wakeel As CSR programs become more popular worldwide with more and…

The Transporter

Ayman Smadi, GAM’s veteran transit chief, says the newly reinvigorated Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project is just one of the many examples of how the city is finally facing up to its huge transport challenges. By Laith Abou-Ragheb After years…

What’s up with Whatshudoin?

Luai Masri is the founder and CEO of Whatshudoin, a new social media app that allows users to interact based on the way they feel. How is Whatshudoin different to other social media apps? Whatshudoin is a complete mood-focused platform….

Syrian Refugees: Should they Work?

With no quick end in sight for the Syrian conflict, pressure is growing on Jordan to allow refugees greater access to its job market. But such a move is likely to be fraught with social and economic complications. By Elisa…

QRCE: A Decade of Startup Support

The Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship (QRCE) is marking its tenth anniversary by taking stock of past achievements and preparing for a future packed with exciting new ideas to develop. By Jane Hosking The QRCE, based out of Princess Sumaya…

Fund Activates JD25 Million for Renewable Energy Projects

The Jordan Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Fund (JREEEF) said it has given the green light for the disbursement of JD25 million to provide financial and technical assistance to sustainable energy projects through to 2018. The fund, which is a branch…

Millennium Development Goals Help Lift 1 Billion Out of Poverty

The United Nations Millennium Development Goals have managed to lift 1 billion people out of extreme poverty, according to a UN report released last month, which assessed the effectiveness of the 15-year strategy. Initiated in the year 2000, the eight…

Easing Investment in Iraq

Momentum seems to be building behind Khaled Kanaan’s ambitious plan to break down barriers of entry into Iraq to promote greater cross-border trade, investment, and cooperation. But the prominent Jordanian businessman admitted that convincing more of his peers to bet…

In the Driving Seat

Sebastien Wakim, Uber’s General Manager for Amman and Beirut. Who are you targeting in the Jordanian market? We don’t really have a target audience. Transport is a daily necessity for most people and we are here to provide another choice…

Valuing Good HR

Despite the vital role it can play in contributing to a company’s growth and development, human resource management still seems underappreciated in Jordan’s corporate culture.  By Jane Hosking Generous maternity and paternity leave, an endless supply of free gourmet food,…