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Improving Mediterranean trade: project trains future experts in efficient maritime transport


A group of ten people from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia have undergone a specialized training dedicated to intermodal transport as a way to improve the efficiency of freight circulation between Mediterranean ports.

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Jordan moves to address energy crunch

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Rising demand for power and disruptions to gas supplies from EgJordan currently buys in around 97% of the energy it consumes. Primary demand continues to grow at an annual rate of around 5.5%.

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Jordan agriculture exports showing substantial growth


Farm exports in Jordan showed substantial growth in 2014, aided by foreign sales of vegetables, while deals with new markets and key investments in water irrigation are strengthening growth potential for future years.

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Jordan: Steps in the fight against corruption still too small
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Recently, the Jordan Transparency Center conducted a Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) study for the years 2001–2014 based on the guidelines issued by Transparency International.

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Jordan targets ICT growth

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A drive to attract new investment for Jordan’s ICT sector is gaining ground, as the country moves to strengthen support structures for start-ups and encourage greater private sector participation.

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Industrial sector - A significant contributor to Jordan’s GDP

Jordans industrial sector shows resilience

Despite facing a challenging economic climate marked by regional unrest and high energy prices, Jordan’s industrial sector held its ground in the first four months of 2014, posting modest year-on-year (y-o-y) growth.

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Arab Countries Import Half of their Food

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The 2014 annual report of the Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED) on Food Security in Arab countries,

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EU: Building relations with Jordan - a look back on priorities and achievement
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Between 2007 and 2013, major progress was made in the education, energy and public finance sectors of Jordan, with support from the EU, according to the DG EuropeAid report “European Neighbourhood Instrument 2007-2013 – Overview of Activities and Results”, recently released.

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Jordan: Investment review at Jordan’s Aqaba SEZ
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A new committee has been launched to build on the success of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone, the centrepiece of a long-term strategy to spread faster and more sustainable economic development to the rest of the kingdom.

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Moving beyond street protests: Building social accountability in the Arab world

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At the heart of the upheavals that swept across the Middle East region during the Arab Spring was the call for more transparent, fair and accountable government.

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Youth Employment in Egypt and Tunisia vs. Jordan and Morocco Three Years After the Arab Awakening

Youth Employment in Egypt and Tunisia vs. Jordan and Morocco Three Years After the Arab Awakening

December 17 marked the third anniversary of the Arab Awakening. On that date, three years ago, Mohammed Bouzazizi set himself on fire in Sidi Bouzid,Tunisia.

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Jordan reforming education system to meet new challenges

Jordans education system adjusts to meet new challenges

The authorities in Jordan are taking steps to reduce the current gap between the university classroom and workplace, while also opening the door to more foreign students.

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Jordan’s private sector responds to economic reforms

Jordans private sector responds to economic reforms

Business leaders in Jordan are stepping up their calls for government policymakers to consult more closely with them in formulating and implementing economic reforms,

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