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Jordan Investor Confidence Index Update for the 4th Quarter (Q4) of 2023

22-04-2024

Policy Paper / Report

Harnessing Technology and Artificial Intelligence: An Opportunity for Jordan to Boost Productivity

19-03-2024

Knowledge is Power

The Reality of the Tourism Sector in Jordan - Between recovery time and the turmoil in the region - Performance Expectations in 2024

13-02-2024

The Jordan Strategy Forum (JSF) published a “Knowledge is Power” report entitled " The Reality of the Tourism Sector in Jordan - Between Recovery Time and the Turmoil in the Region - Performance Expectations in 2024”. The overall objective of the Report is to shed some light on some key facts and statistics regarding the Jordanian tourism sector in the country. In addition, the Report provides a brief economic analysis aimed at gauging the potential impact of the War on Gaza on Jordan's tourism income.

In a Nutshell

Jordan’s Risks After the War on Gaza: Have they Changed or Remained the Same?

11-02-2024

The Jordan Strategy Forum (JSF) has published "In a Nutshell" entitled "Jordan’s Risks After the War on Gaza: Have they Changed or Remained the Same?" The objective of this publication is to shed some light on the anticipated risks that face Jordan post the Gaza conflict, compared to those identified by the World Economic Forum's (WEF) "Global Risks Report 2024". This is particularly relevant given the fact that the WEF's survey was conducted during the period 4 September to 9 October 2023.

Policy Paper / Report

Jordan's Structural Unemployment Problem Realigning Incentives and Improving Employment-matching

11-01-2024

The Jordan Strategy Forum in collaboration with the Global Policy Research Group (GPRG) has published a report entitled: "Jordan's Structural Unemployment Problem, Realigning Incentives and Improving Employment-matching." The paper dives into Jordan's paradox of a well-educated workforce grappling with high unemployment rates, and draws some actionable strategies to reshape the employment landscape in Jordan.

JSF Indicies

Jordan Investor Confidence Index Update for the 3rd Quarter (Q3) of 2023

09-01-2024

The Jordan Strategy Forum issued the Jordan Investor Confidence Index update for the 3rd quarter of 2023.

Knowledge is Power

The Impact of the Skirmishes in the Bab-El-Mandeb on Jordanian Trade Flows

31-12-2023

The Jordan Strategy Forum (JSF) published a "Knowledge is Power" Report entitled: The Impact of Skirmishes in the Bab-El-Mandeb on Jordanian Trade Flows. The aim of the report is to examine Jordan's trade flows and assess the potential impact in the event of the strait's closure or the continuation of the skirmishes. This is important given the importance of this maritime passage at both local, regional, and global levels.

Policy Paper / Report

The 2024 General Budget Law: An Objective Assessment & Some Recommendations

18-12-2023

The Jordan Strategy Forum has released its annual analysis of the General Budget for the fiscal year 2024, Whose objective is to contextualize the 2024 Draft General Budget, outline its key features, and highlight some policy recommendations to ensure an efficient fiscal policy.

JSF Indicies

Sustainable Local Development Index 2023

14-11-2023

The Jordan Strategy Forum (JSF) published the first edition of the "Sustainable Local Development Index 2023". The methodology of the index was collaboratively developed with the relevant ministries, Department of Statistics, and the United Nations Development Programme in Jordan. This index has been adopted by the government, and serves as a key criterion for determining the allocation of capital expenditures to Jordanian governorates within the general budget. It carries a weight of 15% in the total ceiling allocated to all governorates.

Policy Brief

The Online GIG Work: Encouraging Employment Opportunities for Jordanian Youth

06-11-2023

The Jordan Strategy Forum (JSF) has published a Policy Brief entitled “The Online GIG Work: Encouraging Employment Opportunities for Jordanian Youth” whose aim is to shed some light on this type of remote work pattern, and the potential opportunities it holds in contributing to addressing the unemployment challenge, increasing women’s economic participation, and enhancing the productivity of local companies. In addition, the publication outlines some recommendations whose objective is to maximize Jordan’s benefit from this growing demand for temporary freelance jobs via the Internet.

In a Nutshell

Economic Forecasts for the Region Next Year

29-10-2023

The Jordan Strategy Forum issued “In a Nutshell” paper entitled “Economic Forecasts for the Region Next Year”. Based on the IMF's latest World Economic Outlook report, the objective of this publication is to shed some light on the economic prospects in Jordan and the region during the coming year. The JSF also highlights Bloomberg’s scenarios for growth expectations in the global economy in light of current events.

JSF Indicies

Jordan Investor Confidence Index - Update for Q2 2023

26-10-2023

The Jordan Strategy Forum issued the Jordan Investor Confidence Index update for the second quarter of 2023.

In a Nutshell

Jordan's Encouraging Performance on the Energy Transition Index During the Past Decade

23-10-2023

The Jordan Strategy Forum has published “In a Nutshell” paper entitled “Jordan’s Encouraging Performance on the Energy Transition Index Over the Past Decade”, with the aim to highlight Jordan's progress on this index over the past 10 years.

In a Nutshell

The Performance of Jordan on the Global Innovation Index (2023): Tangible Progress & Promising Opportunities

10-10-2023

The Jordan Strategy Forum has published “In a Nutshell” paper entitled: “The Performance of Jordan on the Global Innovation Index 2023: Tangible Progress & Promising Opportunities”. This publication builds on the Policy Paper previously published by the JSF on the Global Innovation Index 2022, with the aim to track Jordan’s performance on this Index.

JSF Indicies

Jordan Investor Confidence Index Update - Q1 2023

28-08-2023

The Jordan Strategy Forum published the Jordan Investor Confidence Index Update-Q1 2023.

Policy Paper / Report

The Economics of Local & Foreign Direct Investment (FDI): Learned Lessons for Jordan

31-07-2023

Today, the Jordanian Strategy Forum issued a policy paper entitled: “The Economics of Local and foreign like Investment: Lessons Learned for Jordan.” With the aim of analyzing the reality of investment at the local and global levels, and highlighting the importance of encouraging and attracting direct foreign and local investments and the factors affecting their flow, in addition to providing a set of recommendations that aim to attract and maintain direct investments in Jordan.

Knowledge is Power

Is Jordan Ready for Future Jobs (2023-2027)?

25-07-2023

The Jordan Strategy Forum published a “Knowledge is Power” report entitled “Is Jordan Ready for Future Jobs (2023-2027)?” whose aim to highlight Jordan’s readiness for future jobs and foster a greater understanding of global skills development.

Knowledge is Power

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking: What is Happening in Jordan?

25-06-2023

This report aims to shed light on drug crimes in Jordan during the past decade. This comes as part of JSF's Social Responsibility, which is to present evidence-based studies that help decision-makers and stakeholders in addressing important and vital issues facing Jordanian society.

JSF Indicies

Jordan Prosperity Index 2023

19-06-2023

Today, the Jordanian Strategy Forum issued its fourth update of the Jordanian Prosperity Index report for the year 2023, which measures the level of well-being in Jordan using a wide range of local sub-indices, and also guided by the Legatum Global Prosperity Index - as it is one of the main objectives within the economic modernization vision, which is to raise Jordan’s performance to become Within the top 30% of countries in the index.

Policy Paper / Report

Circularity: Jordan's Opportunity to Promote Economic Growth

12-06-2023

The Jordan Strategy Forum, in cooperation and partnership with the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ), issued a policy paper entitled "Circular Economy: An Opportunity to Promote Growth in Jordan" aimed at introducing the concept of the circular economy, its importance, and international best practices within this framework. In addition to the potential opportunities that Jordan can adopt and apply in various sectors.

Policy Paper / Report

Investing in Traffic Safety to Unlock Economic Potential

17-05-2023

On the occasion of the 7th “UN Global Road Safety Week” which takes place from May 15-21, the Jordan Strategy Forum issued a policy paper entitled "Investing in Traffic Safety to Unlock Economic Potential". The paper highlights the most important causes of traffic accidents, as well as the most notable findings on human traffic accidents in Jordan and other countries, and draws lessons learned to improve road safety in the Kingdom.

JSF Indicies

Jordan Investor Confidence Index Update - Q4 2022

14-05-2023

The Jordan Strategy Forum published the Jordan Investor Confidence Index Update-Q4 2022.

Knowledge is Power

The UN International Mother Earth Day: Let Us Make It a Day to Celebrate

10-05-2023

The Jordan Strategy Forum published a Knowledge is Power report entitled "The UN International Mother Earth Day: Let us Make It a Day to Celebrate", on the occasion of International Mother Earth Day which falls on April 22nd.

Knowledge is Power

Jordan's Informal Economy: A Potential Opportunity for Higher Productivity and Economic Growth

01-05-2023

On the occasion of Labor Day, the Jordan Strategy Forum issued a Knowledge in Power report entitled "The Informal Economy in Jordan: A Potential Opportunity to Achieve More Productivity and Economic Growth" with the aim of highlighting some numbers and facts about the informal economy in Jordan.

Policy Paper / Report

The “World Creativity & Innovation Day”: The Underlying Challenge Facing Jordan

27-04-2023

The Jordan Strategy Forum issued a policy paper entitled "The “World Creativity & Innovation Day”: The Underlying Challenge Facing Jordan ", on the occasion of the United Nations World Innovation Day (April 21). The paper discusses Jordan's performance in the Global Innovation Index and shares recommendations for the public and private sectors to improve Jordan's rank.

Policy Paper / Report

Jordan's Economic Complexity and Product Space: Key Drivers to increase Productivity and Growth

10-04-2023

The Jordan Strategy Forum issued its fourth update of its periodic report on the Economic Complexity Index and the Jordanian Product Space; an index issued by Harvard University. This report aims to highlight the opportunities available to Jordanian industries to develop competitive national exports.

Policy Brief

Where does Jordan stand on the 2022 Rule of Law Index

28-03-2023

The Jordan Strategy Forum issued a policy brief entitled "Where does Jordan stand in the Rule of Law Index for the year 2022?", with the aim of highlighting Jordan's performance in the Rule of Law Index for the year 2022 issued by the Global Justice Project, in addition to presenting some recommendations concerned with improving Jordan's position in the rankings.

In a Nutshell

A Storm of Bankruptcy of US Banks

21-03-2023

The Jordan Strategy Forum issued a paper entitled "The Storm of Bankruptcy of Some American Banks: The Most Important Reasons and Their Repercussions on Financial Stability", with the aim of shedding light on the bankruptcies of some American banks.

Policy Brief

The 2023 Economic Freedom Index: Jordan's Performance & Priorities for Improvement

20-03-2023

The Jordan Strategy Forum issued a policy brief entitled "Index of Economic Freedom 2023: Jordan's Performance and Priorities for Improvement", with the aim of highlighting Jordan's position in the Index of Economic Freedom issued by the Heritage Foundation, in addition to identifying priorities and areas for improvement to raise Jordan's score and rank in this indicator.

JSF Indicies

JICI Update - Q3 2022

22-02-2023

The Jordan Strategy Forum published the Jordan Investor Confidence Index Update-Q3 2022.

Policy Brief

Inclusive Growth: What does it mean and where does Jordan rank in the region?

20-02-2023

The Jordan Strategy Forum issued a policy brief entitled "Where does Jordan stand in the inclusive growth index at the regional level?", on the occasion of the United Nations International Day for Social Justice, which falls on February 20. In summary, JSF highlighted Jordan's position in the inclusive growth index that was launched by the International Monetary Fund for the first time on October 12, 2022. JSF included the most important recommendations to promote inclusive growth.

Policy Paper / Report

Financial Development in Jordan: The Way Forward

13-02-2023

The Jordan Strategy Forum issued a policy paper entitled "Financial Development in Jordan: The Way Forward", with the aim of shedding light on the performance of the Jordanian capital market, and drawing lessons learned that would contribute mainly to the implementation of the Economic Modernization Vision initiative on developing market mechanisms. Jordanian capital and make it more liquid and deep.

In a Nutshell

The Top Global Risks Ranked by Severity 2023

01-02-2023

The Jordan Strategy Forum issued a paper in a series of brief papers entitled "The Most Important Global Risks in 2023", with the aim of highlighting the Global Risks Report issued by the World Economic Forum in cooperation with Marsh McLennan and the Zurich Insurance Group in 2023.

Knowledge is Power

Education in Jordan the International Day of Education 24th of January

24-01-2023

The Jordan Strategy Forum issued a report within the Knowledge is Power series entitled "World Education Day: The Reality of the Situation in Jordan". On the occasion of the United Nations World Education Day, which falls on January 24. JSF sheds light through this report on the level of public education in Jordan by looking at several international and local indicators.

Knowledge is Power

Money in the Era of Digital Transformation

17-01-2023

The Jordan Strategy Forum issued a report within the Knowledge is Power series of reports entitled "Money in the Era of Digital Transformation", with the aim of shedding light on digital currencies, how they differ from cryptocurrencies, and the banking model in the era of digital transformation.

Policy Paper / Report

The 2023 General Budget Law: What is New?

15-12-2022

In light of the draft law on the general budget and the budget of government units for the fiscal year 2023, in preparation for the completion of its constitutional procedures by the House of Representatives and Senate; The Jordan Strategy Forum issued its annual analysis of the public budget, through which it aims to place the 2023 budget in its social and economic context.

Knowledge is Power

Readiness for Frontier Technologies Index 2021

08-12-2022

The Jordan Strategy Forum (JSF) published a “Knowledge is Power” report entitled “Readiness for Frontier Technologies Index 2021”, issued by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development UNCTAD in 2021. The report sheds light on Jordan’s performance on the index and draws some recommendations to enhance its ability in becoming an advanced “catch-up innovation economy”.

Policy Paper / Report

Licensed Banks in Jordan: 4th of December is a Day to Celebrate

04-12-2022

On the occasion of the United Nations global celebration of the International Day of Banks, which falls on the 4th of December; The Jordan Strategy Forum issued a policy paper entitled “Banks Operating in Jordan: December 4 is the International Banking Day.” With the aim of providing some observations about the performance of banks operating in Jordan, and determining the degree and arrangement of the Jordanian banking sector on the financial development index issued by the International Monetary Fund.

In a Nutshell

The 2022 Global Skills Report: The Status of Jordan

23-11-2022

The Jordan Strategy Forum issued an "In a Nutshell" paper entitled " The 2022 Global Skills Report: The Status of Jordan", with the aim of highlighting Jordan's performance in the 2022 World Skills Report published by the Corsera Educational Platform.

In a Nutshell

Commitment to Reducing Inequality in Jordan: Encouraging Signs in 2022

21-11-2022

The Jordan Strategy Forum issued an "In a Nutshell" paper entitled: "Commitment to Reducing Inequality: Encouraging Results 2022" to highlight the global landscape of inequality and showcase Jordan's commitment to reducing inequality.

JSF Indicies

JICI update - Q2 2022

01-11-2022

The Jordan Strategy Forum published the Jordan Investor Confidence Index Update-Q2 2022.

Policy Paper / Report

Tourism in the Jordanian Economy: A Sector that Deserves Special Attention

22-10-2022

The Jordan Strategy Forum issued a policy paper entitled "Tourism in the Jordanian Economy: An Opportunity to Promote Growth", with the aim of highlighting the importance of the tourism sector in enhancing Jordan's trade balance, and how to enhance its contribution to the national income of Jordanians by linking the lessons learned from the Tourism and Travel Development Index issued by the World Economic Forum, the initiatives related to the tourism sector that were mentioned in the Economic Modernization Vision.

In a Nutshell

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

17-10-2022

The Jordan Strategy Forum issued an "In a Nutshell" report titles "International Day for the Eradication of Poverty" on the occasion of the United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty: "Dignity for All", which falls on October 17 for the years 2022-2023.

Knowledge is Power

International Teachers’ Day: The Transformation of Education Begins with Teachers

04-10-2022

The Jordan Strategy Forum issued a report, Knowledge is Power, entitled "International Teachers’ Day: The Transformation of Education Begins with Teachers" with the aim of shedding light on World Teachers' Day, which was approved by UNESCO since the year 1994 to be on October 5ز

Knowledge is Power

The 2021 Global Food Security Index: Encouraging Signs for Jordan

11-09-2022

The Jordan Strategy Forum issued a Knowledge is Power report entitled "Global Food Security Index 2021: Encouraging Results for Jordan" with the aim of shedding light on Jordan's performance in the Arab world and globally within this indicator, and the state of food security in Jordan, in addition to presenting some recommendations aimed at improving the score and ranking of Jordan on this indicator.

JSF Indicies

JICI update - Q1 2022

01-09-2022

The Jordan Strategy Forum published the Jordan Investor Confidence Index Update-Q1 2022.

Policy Brief

The 2021 Global Findex Report: Why is it Important? & What is the Status of Financial Inclusion in Jordan

23-08-2022

The Jordan Strategy Forum issued a policy brief entitled "The Global Index of Financial Inclusion 2021: What is its Importance, and Where does Jordan Stand on the Index?", in which JSF presented a set of observations on financial inclusion in Jordan, based on the World Bank's report on the Global Financial Inclusion Index 2021. The report also presents a number of recommendations to enhance financial inclusion in Jordan.

Policy Paper / Report

Sovereign Debt: What is it? What are the Implications, & Why Do Economies Default?

26-07-2022

The Jordan Strategy Forum issued a policy paper entitled "Sovereign Debt: What is it? What are its implications? Why do some economies default?". The paper aims to shed light on some definitions of sovereign debt and default, and the factors that determine the degree of sovereign credit rating of economies. The paper also refers to the Jordanian case in terms of public debt and Jordan's credit rating.

In a Nutshell

The 2021 English Proficiency Index: Where Does Jordan Stand? Why it is Important?

27-06-2022

The Jordan Strategy Forum issued an "In a Nutshell" report on Jordan's position and performance on the English language proficiency index for the year 2021 issued by the Swedish EF Education First.

Policy Brief

A Reality Check on Prices in Light of Current Global Events

19-05-2022

The Jordan Strategy Forum issued a policy brief entitled "Standing on the reality of prices in light of current global events" with the aim of shedding light on the causes of the global inflation crisis and its impact on prices in Jordan.

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