Tag: development

Syrian Crisis: Finding the Funds

The United Nations recently issued its biggest ever humanitarian appeal for Syria. But with signs of donor fatigue setting in, what chance is there for the UN to find the billions of dollars needed to help the many displaced Syrians…

Revisiting Incentives

Understanding what motivates people can help invigorate a company’s whole value chain. By Nader Museitif Our world is driven by greed, fear, and sex. This is how some politicians may simplify the underlying principles of why humans do what they…

Teamwork Matters

knowing how to build the right team dynamics in the workplace can limit conflict and boost chances of success. By Jane Hosking Let’s face it: working with others isn’t always easy. At some point during your career, you’re sure to…

Our Passage to India

As India and Jordan mark 65 years of relations this month, New Delhi’s ambassador to the Kingdom hopes political and economic ties between the two countries will grow even deeper. By Jane Hosking This month marks 65 years since the…

Low Rise to High Rise?

In an effort to prevent Amman from inefficiently sprawling outwards as its population soars, city planners are considering allowing apartment buildings in the capital to rise to six floors from the current four. GAM said it might amend long-established building…

How to (Really) be Innovative

When someone labels a new product or service innovative, it probably isn’t. By Robert Carroll Innovation is easily one of the buzziest terms of our age. It pops up all over the Internet, your boss uses it constantly in meetings,…

What Lies Ahead

The economic forecast for 2015: volatile, with the chance of stormy competition. By Nader Museitif This year wasn’t a normal one on many levels, and there’s no reason to expect a normal 2015. But amidst all the assessment, soul searching,…

The Brotherhood’s Economic Plan

With the release of a 500-page manifesto aimed at solving Jordan’s economic problems, the Muslim Brotherhood wants to be known for more than just its efforts to Islamize the society. But how convincing is its economic vision? By Elisa Oddone…

Amman Stock Exchange: Boom to Bust

The madness of Jordan’s stock market gold rush is the focus of a new book by the celebrated economic journalist, Yousef Damra. By Sadad Talhouni The spectacular rise and fall of the Amman Stock Exchange is a fast-fading memory for…

EBRD: Jordan’s Long-term Development

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is fast shaping up to be a major supporter of Jordan’s economy, having sunk no less than $260 million into a variety of projects over the two years it’s been operating in…