Tag: development

Heike Harmgart, the head of the EBRD office in Jordan

Overhaul of Financial Watchdogs Needed – Study

Jordan’s financial regulators need to undergo greater reform for the Kingdom’s capital markets to achieve their full potential, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said in a new strategy paper it produced in conjunction with the Jordan Securities…

Out&About

Hand in Hand initiative by Out&About

  Hand in Hand initiative visited Syrian refugees families near Zataari camp, with gifts of jackets & gloves for 65 kids to keep them warm during chilly winter. Also, a blood donation campaign was organized with EHS-Hakeem at KHBC, 96…

Ayla Oasis

Jordan’s First Championship Golf Course Opens in Aqaba

The Kingdom’s first championship golf course opened in Aqaba’s multi-million dollar Ayla development last month. The developers of the 18-hole, Greg Norman-designed course are confident it will become a big attraction. “Ayla Golf Course is a major tourism enabler for…

economic challenges

Empowering the Regions

All of Jordan’s governorates, not just Amman and Aqaba, hold huge economic potential. The challenge facing us is how to unleash it. By Khalid Wazani How bad is income inequality in Jordan? Is it fair to say its economy is…

Jordan Gate

Resurrecting Jordan Gate

After a delay lasting years, work is finally set to resume this month on Amman’s Jordan Gate. But critics of the controversial mega project still question whether it should have left the drawing board. By Laith Abou-Ragheb Work on the…

economic challenges

Cutting the IMF Chord

Having just signed up to yet another IMF assistance program, isn’t it about time we began relying less on the international lender and more on our own government to tackle deep-rooted economic problems? It took Jordan almost 16 years to…

Loay Malahmeh, Founder of 3Dmena which oversees Fab Labs

Building Tomorrow

Jordan is about to get its first set of Fab Labs, community makerspaces which offer everyone the chance to use hi-tech manufacturing tools to create pretty much anything. By Laith Abou-Ragheb What if anyone with a great idea for a…

Kamal Alhmoud

Gardens in the Sky

With scant few green spaces in our increasingly crowded cities, a new company is using cutting edge horticulture to create gardens on our roof tops. By Camilla Caraccio Jordan is not well known for its lush nature, and the rapid urbanization…