Economic Development - Jordan-en

Economic Development

The influx of Syrian refugees had and continues to have a substantial impact on Jordan’s economy. Lately, the COVID-19 crisis has further exacerbated Jordan’s economic challenges, with the unemployment rate reaching 20%. To contribute to an economically resilient Jordan, both job creation and sustainable economic growth are vital drivers.  The Netherlands aims to contribute to Jordan’s economic development through the improved market access in the horticulture sector, promotion of entrepreneurship, private sector development and trade.

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CBI: Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Export Programme

The Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI) contributes to sustainable and inclusive economic development in developing countries through the expansion of exports from these countries to Europe. In Jordan, CBI is aiming to help the strong horticulture sector do more business in international markets with its great variety of products including dates, fresh herbs, stone fruits and vegetables. In partnership with the Jordan Exporters and Producers Association for Fruit and Vegetables (JEPA), the Ministry of Agriculture and EcoConsult, this four-year programme offers 20 Jordanian companies intensive coaching, capacity building and business mentorship to strengthen their exporting capabilities.

World Bank: Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Economic Development

The Netherlands contribution to the MDTF invests in the Government of Jordan’s vision in creating economic growth and generating jobs by supporting its efforts towards: better public economic governance, competitiveness and growth in the private sector, an improved and expanded labour market and social safety net for vulnerable people and improving efficiency and effectiveness in the transportation, water and energy sectors. The fund promotes youth and women’s inclusion throughout.

CBI: Netherlands-Jordan Business Support Programme

The Netherlands-Jordan BSP aims to stimulate business cooperation between the Netherlands and Jordan. In partnership with the Jordan Chamber of Industry, this project aims to have a positive effect on bilateral trade and contribute to private-sector development in Jordan. The BSP provides 8 Jordanian companies professional coaching and support with the first steps to exporting to the Netherlands. At the same time, 8 Dutch businesses will be going through similar coaching and support in order to export to Jordan.