Tag: Economy

ride-hailing app

A Calling with Careem’s Ride-hailing App

Ride hailing companies promise to generate thousands of badly needed new jobs in Jordan. Lana Mohammed, who previously worked as an accountant, a bank teller and an HR officer, is one of a growing number of Jordanian women choosing to…

Jordan Food Week

Jordan Food Week: finest culinary creations

More than 100 artisanal food producers showed off their finest culinary creations at Jordan Food Week. The Jordan Food Week event, which was organized by the USAID Jordan Local Enterprise Support Project and held at the Ras Al Ain Hangar, is a continuation…

nature

Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature

The chairman of the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) reflects back on the important work of Jordan’s leading conservation body. By Nada Atieh The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature is the authority for biodiversity in…

refugee crisis

Omar Razzaz, Agility is the Answer

To successfully overcome the challenges ahead, Omar Razzaz and his new government will need to move quickly and transparently. A new government headed by Omar Razzaz was established recently. The administration’s main motto is agility. This means it will focus…

relief

Relief and Development: Ending the Zero-Sum Myth

Is it possible to economically empower both Jordanians and Syrian refugees? Two leading relief agencies believe so. By Brian E. Frydenborg Sadly, as 2018 opened, the world looked on yet another consecutive year of record displacement, with a staggering 68.5…

fake news

Towards a New Social Contract

The peaceful protests that swept the nation for a few heady days in mid-summer have sparked a real desire to change the Jordanian societal Contract. The most important observation to be made about the recent spontaneous eruption of anti-austerity protests…

school

A New Chance for Change

Improving transport services was a central component in the new government’s letter of designation and policy statement. Could this provide the sector with much-needed new momentum? Ever since he took office following the recent anti-austerity protests, Prime Minister Omar Razzaz…

protests

Where Do We Go From Here?

Following a wave of protests over IMF-driven austerity measures, the need to find a path out of Jordan’s economic morass has taken on a new urgency. By Dina Al Wakeel Photography by Ala’a Al Sukhni  A western diplomat perfectly summed…

capital spending

Exports and Capital Spending Key to Growth – Report

Jordan needs to focus on boosting exports and capital spending if it wants to achieve strong and sustainable growth, according to a new report by the Jordan Strategy Forum (JSF) think tank. The report analyzed the relationships between capital spending…

refugee crisis

We Need a Time Out on Taxes

Further taxes and tax rises will only exacerbate the grave economic problems facing Jordan. During the mid-1970s and early 1980s, it was widely believed that Jordan suffered from the Dutch Disease, in that it had a strong currency but a…