Tag: Government

Development Center

The Business Development Center is getting Jordan to work

The Business Development Center is not only training young Jordanians on the actual skills needed in the local job market, but also helping them land jobs or start their own enterprises. By Dina al Wakeel Photography by Alaa al-Sukhny Jordan’s…

refugee crisis

A streamlined approach to tackling Jordan’s economic challenges

Last month’s cabinet reshuffle seems to finally acknowledge that tackling Jordan’s big economic challenges will require focused and unified strategizing. By Khalid W. Wazani One of the most important changes to occur in the latest cabinet reshuffle was the appointment…

cancer

Cutting cancer care: An unhealthy decision

The government’s move to cut back on cancer care to save money is yet another slap in the face for everyday Jordanians, many of whom are already struggling under a controversial austerity program. By Osama Al Sharif As if the…

Italy

Trade and ties between Jordan and Italy

Italy’s Ambassador to Jordan Giovanni Brauzzi considers boosting investment and trade between the two countries a top priority. He’s been urging Jordan to focus on developing specific market niches where it has a genuine competitive edge, such as its well-educated…

importers

Food producers and importers say tax hikes are hard to swallow

Food producers and importers are worried about the impact recent tax rises will have on their sector.   Tax revenues are growing at a slower rate than the GDP and that means trouble for the Jordanian economy. Public debt has…

traffic rights

Traffic Rights Dispute Grounds Air Arabia Ambitions

The CEO of low-cost carrier Air Arabia says a traffic rights dispute has grounded the ambitions of its Jordanian subsidiary. By Nada Atieh When it first began flying from its hub at Queen Alia International Airport in 2015, Air Arabia…

workers

Valuing Workers Wherever They’re From

We must not forget that migrant workers and refugees have much to contribute to Jordan’s economy.  By Patrick Daru On December 18, the world marked International Migrants Day–a moment to celebrate the contributions of migrant workers to our economies and…

foreign patients

PHA Blames Government Visa Rules for Plunging Medical Tourism Numbers

The number of foreign patients visiting Jordan for treatment slumped by 40 percent over 2016 and 2017 due to stricter visa rules imposed by the government, the head of the Private Hospitals Association told The Jordan Times. “In 2015, the…