Tag: Economy

EIB

EIB: BUILDING ECONOMIC RESILIENCE IN JORDAN

The European Investment Bank (EIB) aims to invest USD 1 billion during 2019-2020 Over four decades, the European Investment Bank has been supporting the Jordanian economy by investing in projects that make a difference in people’s life. The Bank financed…

economic

The Jordanian Economy: A Macroeconomic Narrative

By JORDAN STRATEGY FORUM Economic narrative: The population of Jordan, estimated at 10.05 million in 2017, is composed of Jordanians (6.96 million) and non-Jordanians (3.09 million). As commonly known, the Syrian civil war has resulted in a large influx of…

Mining

Saudi Arabia Mining Sector Expands Amid Push for Private Investment

Efforts to encourage greater private sector participation have coincided with strong growth in Saudi Arabia’s mining sector, a key part of the country’s diversification strategy and a prominent driver of broader economic expansion. Mining grew by 6.3 percent year-on-year (y-o-y)…

Loan guarantee

The Jordan Loan Guarantee Corporation: Loaning to the Little Guy

SMEs in Jordan have long been held back by a lack of access to finance. The Jordan Loan Guarantee Corporation is working to change this. By: Dina Al-Wakeel A public shareholding company that was created in 1994, the Jordan Loan…

entrepreneurs

Engaging Entrepreneurs

A leading Arab American businesswomen is eager to set Jordanian entrepreneurs and startups on the path to growth. By Nada Atieh Juman Doleh-Alomary, the head of IT auditing at Wayne State University in Detroit, led a session on designing business…

fees

UAE Cuts Tourism Fees to Encourage Growth

Recent moves by the Abu Dhabi and UAE governments to waive or reduce hotel and visa fees are expected to bolster the country’s important tourism sector and pave the way for more investments. In June the Abu Dhabi Executive Committee…

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…