Tag: public sector

Jordan’s Gaping Gender Wage Gap

By Jane Hosking If men and women have the same job and do the same work, they should be paid the same wage, right? While this may seem like simple logic, the reality, however, is quite often a different story….

Going Electric

This year’s World Economic Forum at the Dead Sea saw the signing of several agreements, including an MoU with manufacturers of electric cars that aims to encourage their use in the Kingdom. A statement from the Royal Court said an…

Mubadarah: The Politics of the Possible

After successfully pressuring the government to grant civil rights to the children of Jordanian women married to foreigners, MP Mustafa Hamarneh’s Mubadarah legislative bloc is out to prove that parliament isn’t an ineffectual talking shop. By Abdul-Wahab Kayyali and Dina…

Failing Health

Public hospitals desperately need a dose of competition to boost standards and efficiency. I witnessed a terminally ill cancer patient being admitted to a top-rated private hospital in Amman. The room was sparkling clean and the nursing staff fully attentive,…

Italy Offers Eco Expertise

Specialist Italian companies are keen to help Jordan deal with its big energy and environmental challenges. By Elisa Oddone Italian Trade Commissioner Alessio Ponz de Leon Pisani said a recent visit by a group of eco-minded Italian firms, aimed to…

Borrowing Smart

Borrowing can help an economy grow. But Jordan is taking on debt for all the wrong reasons. By Yusuf Mansur “Neither a borrow nor a lender be,” Polonius advised his son in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. But unlike the royal counselor, economists…

The Engineering and Design Firms Shaping Jordan

This feature is part of a series highlighting the most prominent engineering and design consultancy firms with headquarters in Jordan or that have a significant presence in the Kingdom.   AJ Group Founded: 1961 Executive Managing Director: Bisher M. Jardaneh Employees:…

Refugee Relief: Business on Board

Once hesitant, the private sector is now increasingly willing to help aid agencies respond to the Syrian refugee crisis. By Jane Hosking A new role is gradually emerging for the private sector in efforts to deal with the Syrian refugee…

The Lure of Easy Money

Editor’s letter- Dina al-Wakeel In a blatant challenge to Western nations that have long dominated the global financial system, the BRICS emerging economics have decided to establish their own $50 billion development bank. Noble as the idea may be, its…