Tag: Jordan

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…

His Majesty at the 2018 Templeton Prize Ceremony

His Majesty King Abdullah II of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan speaking at the 2018 Templeton Prize Ceremony at Washington National Cathedral, November 13. King Abdullah II was awarded the 2018 Templeton Prize in the presence of ambassadors, Jordanian and…

EU and Jordan

A New Chapter In EU-Jordan Trade Cooperation

In his book the Wealth of Nations, famous economist Adam Smith wrote that “every man lives by exchanging.” In the case of the collaboration between EU and Jordan it is constant exchange that helps our relationship grow stronger. On the occasion…

Remarks by His Majesty during the UN General Assembly

“We can’t simply give up because the task is hard,” His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan during the Plenary Session of the 73rd UN General Assembly: “The UN was born in the ashes of the Second World War, out of…

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…

fake news

Summer potpourri: Fake news and Almamlaka’s new TV

At no time in the long history of journalism have societies faced the challenge of what we now call fake news. The first journal was published in ancient Rome, around 59 BC, but the first printed newspaper appeared in Antwerp…

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…

fake news

Is a New Social Contract Really Needed?

Jordan’s prime minister has interpreted this summer’s protests as broad-based desire for a new social contract. This is a mistake. By Osama Al Sharif More than two months have passed since thousands of protestors took to the streets to demand…

Jamalon

Jamalon: Doing Things by the Book

Jamalon began as a family-driven operation in 2010 but has become a leading distribution line for publishers in the region and an online marketplace for thousands of Arabic and English books. By: Nada Atieh Like many entrepreneurial success stories, Jamalon…