Tag: Refugees

the deal

The Jordan Compact: When Will the Deal Deliver?

When it was agreed back in 2016, the rules of origin offered exporters preferential access to lucrative European markets. So why have only a handful of companies in the Kingdom taken advantage of the deal so far? By Dina al…

Poverty Line

85 Percent of Syrian Refugee Children Live Below Poverty Line – UNICEF

Eighty-five percent of registered Syrian refugee children live below the poverty line in Jordan, a new UNICEF report has found. “Syrian refugee families living in host communities in Jordan are increasingly struggling to meet their basic needs, including educating and…

Refugees

Recognizing new ways to respond to refugees

At its second annual Innovate for Refugees competition in Amman in January, the MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) awarded a total of $100,000 to five teams of entrepreneurs that presented innovative solutions to problems encountered by displaced people.  “There are people…

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…

shipping

All At Sea

Nadia Shahin, general manager at Amin Kawar & Sons Co., talks about Jordan’s shipping industry, its potential, and global trends. How has the shipping industry been in the past few years? By all accounts, shipping is in a state of…

Unemployment

Unemployment hits 18.2 percent after methodology overhaul

Unemployment in Jordan reached 18.2 percent in the first quarter of the year after the Department of Statistics introduced a new methodology for calculating joblessness that now includes migrants and refugees, and any unpaid jobs and trainings. The figure, which…

Reevaluating the Grey Economy for Refugees

Reevaluating the Grey Economy for Refugees

As the Syrian refugee crisis enters its seventh year, the discussion on Syrian refugee livelihoods has shifted focus. The crisis is now characterized as protracted, and host states are taking measures to include refugees in the labor market. However, in…

La Chaîne de l’Espoir

A Chain of Hope

La Chaîne de l’Espoir Millions of children throughout the world suffer from a lack of access to medical care and education. La ChaÎne de l’Espoir (Chain of Hope) was founded in Paris in 1994 as a network of excellence and…

The US State Department's Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs Ziad Haider

Bringing Business to Jordan

A senior US trade official says American companies can play a crucial role in the Kingdom’s economic development. By Dina al Wakeel Last month, The US State Department’s Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs, Ziad Haider, headed a major…