Economic development program (SABEQ) Deliverables

Description

Technical assistance, training and related assistance to enhance the competitiveness of Jordanian firms (ranging from micro through small, medium and large) and increase the number of jobs available to Jordanians. This will be accomplished by strengthening capital markets, improving business enabling environment, expanding trade and investment, and improving private sector competitiveness.

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Mafraq Labor force Demand and Supply Profiles

According to the National Agenda, the unemployment rate in Jordan is around 14% but could reach the alarming rate of 20% by 2015 should conditions remain the same. 40% of the Jordanian population is economically active, which means that they are considered part of the workforce. The economically active population is divided into 87% employed and 13% unemployed. The labor market in Jordan is characterized by the dominance of well-educated Jordanian males and females, but limited in the supply of skilled Jordanian labor, whose insufficiency is supplemented by the employment of foreign workers
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Ownership Transition Strategies For Jordanian Architecture and engineering firms

This engagement began with a survey of the 13 participating firms and an analysis of the applicable law governing ownership transition in Jordan. The study was conducted by Sanad Law Group (Amman, Jordan) prior to the workshop on June 10 & 11, 2009. The study revealed an emerging pattern of corporate structure—the private shareholding company or PSC, which appears to best accommodate ownership transition and corporate sustainability. This structure closely resembles corporations in the west and would allow Jordanian firms to employ many of the strategies and best practices discussed herein.
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Ownership Transition Strategies for architecture and engineering firms

Allows companies to sustain themselves over multiple generations of ownership-often reaching a size and scale most first generation firms cannot ,helps align the leadership of a firm with its ownership and provides for an appropriate return on investment for owners and liquidity when it come time to sell and provides a source of capital financing for the firm.
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Southern Chambers Of Commerce Membership Management System

Primus designed and developed a Computerized Membership Management System to manage member accounts in the Southern Chambers of Commerce (Karak, Mazar, Maan and Tafileh). The Computerized system has been developed in accordance with the current membership management system of the Amman Chamber of Commerce.
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Primus - website design and development (Maintenance Agreement)

Primus guarantees the quality of work of the product against any programming defects or bugs, or deployment issues. Any defects, bugs or issues detected by the client will be promptly corrected by Primus for no additional cost. This agreement does not cover features that are not part of the product; any new needed features will be discussed separately and shall require an extra cost.
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BPO Sector Marketing And Investment Promotion Plan-Arab Outsourcing Conference in Dubai, UAE

The 2nd ARAB OUTSOURCING CONFERENCE 2010: is a 3 day event organized by TCQ Triangle and sponsored by companies like Deloitte, SAP, Aegis and Wipro, which is programmed to take place April 26 to 28 in Dubai, UAE. The purpose of the Conference is to discuss Cost Savings and Efficiency in Performing Non-Core Business Functions; it will bring together leading International Consultants, Service Providers and Regional Outsourcing Professionals from a broad cross section of industries in the Middle East
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BPO sector marketing And investment Promotion Plan- Participation in the NASSCOM BPO Strategy Summit in Bangalore, India

The NASSCOM BPO Strategy Summit 2010: is a 2 day event organized by NASSCOM, which is programmed to take place June 9 and 10 in Bangalore, India. The purpose of the Summit will focus on Aligning Businesses with Strategies and Capabilities that will work; it is a good opportunity to find out what new geographies are coming into the game and how much the domestic sector has to offer. It will also provide and opportunity to hear the experts discuss the new technologies and verticals. The conference will offer tactical strategies that can be used to transition resources as well as measure benefits and risks; engage stakeholders and manage relationships as well as detail how organizations can capitalize for maximum advantage.
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BPO Sector Marketing And Investment Promotion Plan - Participation in NASSCOM Leadership Forum, Mumbai, India

NASSCOM: established in 1988 NASSCOM® is the premier trade body and the chamber of commerce of the IT-BPO industries in India. NASSCOM is a global trade body with more than 1,200 members, which include both Indian and multinational companies that have a presence in India. NASSCOM's member and associate member companies are broadly in the business of software development, software services, software products, consulting services, BPO services, e-commerce & web services, engineering services off-shoring and animation and gaming. NASSCOM’s membership base constitutes over 95% of the industry revenues in India and employs over 2.24 million professionals. NASSCOM aims to drive the overall growth of the global off-shoring market and maintain India’s leadership position, by taking up the role of a strategic advisor to the industry.
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JIB Targeted Investment Promotion Plan Report

The main purpose of the work was to help JIB´s management in the process of training and developing the Investment Promotion team in the best practices of Investment Promotion and moving forward in the transition from theoretical models to pragmatic real life promotion work.
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Labor Force Supply And Demand Profile of Jabal Ajloun Development Area

The labor force profile for Jabal Ajloun Development Area aims at identifying the labor demand by the private sector firms in the Area, as well as, the labor supply in Ajloun Governorate and neighboring governorates, in terms of qualifications, training, available skills, previous experience, job preferences, etc. The results of the Labor Supply and Labor Demand Analysis will reveal important information about the level of match and the gaps between what is required by the private sector and the available workforce in the surrounding area. The results are anticipated to guide the Jabal Ajloun Development Company (JADA) and the DZC in the decisions that they should make in bridging the gap between the demand and supply and thus increase the chances for Jordanians in Ajloun and surrounding areas to obtain jobs in the Development Area.
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Labor Force Demand And Supply Profile of Jabal Ajloun Development Area

Analyze labor demand of the private sector in the development area in terms of quality and quantity of needed employees, to develop a labor demand profile,analyze labor supply focusing on the characteristics of the labor force in the area, in terms of skills, training, location, willingness to work and to develop a labor supply profile and compare the labor force demand and supply to identify the level of match between available workforce and available jobs and make relevant decisions accordingly.
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الهيكل التنظيمي ووصف المهام الرئيسية للشركة الأردنية لتطوير المناطق التنموية

الشركة الأردنية لتطويرالمناطق التنموية هي شركة مساهمة خاصة مملوكة بالكامل للحكومة الأردنية وتعتبر أحد المطورين الرئيسين العاملين في المناطق التنموية في المملكة الأردنية الهاشمية
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"الوصف الوظيفي ل "أمين سر المجلس

لهدف العام للوظيفة :تنظيم جدول أعمال اجتماعات مجلس الادارة في الشركة وكتابة محاضر الجلسات وتجهيز القرارات الصادلرة عن مجلس الادارة واعداد مسودات المراسلات ذاتا العلاقة و تحريرها ومتابعة توقيعها و توزيعها حسب الأصول
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استراتيجية ادارة رأس المال البشري

يعتمد بناء الاستراتيجيات العامة و الخاصة لأي شركة على تحليل بيئتها الداخلية والخارجية فتحقيق استراتيجيتها يتطلب تحديد واضح وشامل لنقاط القوة والض1عف للشركة من خلال عملية تحليل البيئة الداخلية وتحديد الفرص الاستثمارية و المخاطر التي قد تتعرض لها المنظمة عن طريق عملية تحليل البيئة الخارجية
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نموذج -موارد بشرية-الاستقطاب والاختيار05 للشركة الاردنية لتطوير المناطق التنموية

(نموذج -موارد بشرية-الاستقطاب والاختيار (الاعلان الداخلي لشغل الوظيفة
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Develop Jordan Development Zones Company (JDZC) Organizational Structure and human Capital Management system

The new Development Zones Law of 2008, which was passed by Parliament in early 2008, establishes a set of specialized rules to facilitate regional investment. Its goals are "enhancing the economic capability of the kingdom, attracting investments and creating an advanced investment environment for economic activities". The Development Zones Commission (DZC) was established in 2008 as the regulatory authority responsible for the Development Zones
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Jabal Ajloun Development Program Charter

The Kingdom’s economic initiatives strive to stimulate economic development, attract foreign investments and preserve the country’s natural resources. The objective of such initiatives is to turn all Jordanian cities into pioneering urban models in organization, planning and construction, thus, improving the quality of life of all Jordanians. The initiative of Jabal Ajloun Development Area, originated from His Majesty’s vision to develop and preserve the Kingdom’s distinctive environmental and natural areas
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Jabal Ajloun Development Program Management Unit Mandate/ A charter Supplment Final Report

The Jabal Ajloun Development Program through its inter-ministerial committee has authorized the creation of the program management unit (PMU). With the purpose of assisting the program in reaching a common understanding of the PMU’s role in program implementation, this document clarifies the mandate of the PMU by articulating its purpose, function, vision, mission, services it offers in addition to staffing and the supporting structures required to deliver its mandate. This document should be read in conjunction with the Jabal Ajloun Program Charter
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Introduction of strategic thinking to Jordan Enterprise Staff

The trainer emphasized the fact that the top management of JE and the trainer were well aware of the fact that a considerable number of the participants possessed significant experience in the field planning. The above-mentioned objectives were stressed upon, as well as the fact that the intention was to agree on the key questions that would be used in the future in the context of the strategic planning process (see chart 1 below). Furthermore, emphasis was made that the training event would focus on using a direct and simple approach that would guarantee coming out with an applicable plan rather than an academic document that summarizes various SP, theories, tools and methodologies.
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Facilitate and Conduct Technical Training Workshops for the Garment Satellite Factories

Increasing the quantity and quality of the Jordanian labor force and enhancing the participation of women in the economy through building their capacity and creating the proper environment to encourage Jordanian women to enter the labor force are among the key objectives the USAID Jordan Economic Development Program (SABEQ) is trying to achieve.
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Assisting the restructuring of Jordan Enterprise Corporation

The key objective of this assignment and report is to provide support to the CEO and senior managers of Jordan Enterprise Corporation (JE) in the process of enabling the corporation to fulfill its full legal mandate. This entails strategizing with the CEO and senior managers of Jordan Enterprise over the mandate, objectives, structure and functions of the new organization.
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Free Trade Agreement Methodology Manual

The world economy since World War II has become much more integrated. Following eight successive multilateral rounds of negotiations under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), international trade today is substantially unimpeded by commercial barriers relative to the dismal experience of the 1930s. However, high tariffs and other barriers to trade and investment still remain in place, especially for developing countries and particular sectors, including agriculture, in developed countries. One approach for moving forward with trade liberalization has been to negotiate regional integration agreements ranging from flexible, mostly trade oriented free trade agreements (FTA) to deeper partnerships and even economic union as in the EU. All of these agreements are sanctioned and proscribed as legitimate exceptions within the multilateral framework by GATT Article XXIV, GATS Article V, and, for the developing countries including Jordan, the Enabling Claus of the 1979 Agreement.
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Int@j Strategic Plan -Five-Year Strategic Plan for the Information Technology Association of Jordan (Int@j) with a Business Model for Sustainability

The objective of this five year strategy for Int@j is to define that mandate and to provide a roadmap for sustainability. Accompanying this strategy is a five year business model that illustrates the impact of specific activities on the long term financial outlook at Int@j. The business model provides for a phased reduction of outside financial support for Int@j over the period, as the association builds internal capacity and is able to generate adequate resources on its own through increasing the value of membership.
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SABEQ Team Building and Work Planning Event

The SABEQ Program is on its first year of technical work delivery. Because the Program just started the implementation, and has a large staff, high-level counterparts, and a deadline driven mandate, we want to ensure efficiency and proper communications both internally and externally. At the beginning of the 2007 Calendar Year, we are required by our contract with USAID to hold a team-building and work planning session. The goals of this session are diverse. Not only to communicate the technical activities and their timeframe to the SABEQ team and USAID representatives, but also to encourage communication amongst staff members and build and reaffirm their sense of loyalty, morale, and team-membership. Similarly, the personnel of our counterparts change from time to time requiring a dynamic forward thinking approach that the staff needs to be aware of. The challenge for this consultancy is to create an increased awareness of the importance of teamwork and unity and to ensure that everyone fully understands the technical requirements of the coming year.
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The ِِAssociation of Banks in Jordan - A REPORT ON ITS STRUCTURE, MISSION AND PROGRAMS

The Association of Banks in Jordan (ABJ) is the principal trade association for banks operating in Jordan and serves the country's 23 member banks, including eight branches of foreign banks. The ABJ's mission is to provide value-added programs to its members, strengthen cooperation between them and advance and promote banking sector interests with the government and the banking public.
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Karak Economic Baseline Report - Jidara

The town is built on a triangular plateau, with the castle at its narrow southern tip. The castle is some 220m long, 125m wide at the north end, and 40m wide at the southern end where a narrow valley deepened by a ditch separates it from the adjoining and much higher hill – once Saladin's favourite artillery position. Throughout the castle, dark and roughly shaped Crusader masonry is easy to discern from the finely crafted blocks of lighter and softer limestone used in later Arab work. While the castle we see today essentially dates back to the 12th century, Karak has been a fortress since biblical times. The Bible relates how the King of Israel and his allies from Judah and Edom ravaged Moab and besieged its king Mesha in the fortress of Kir Heres, as Karak was then known." Source: Jordan Tourism Board
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Karak Economic Baseline Report - Arabic -Jidara

The objective of this report is to examine the salient features of the local economy of the Governorate of Karak (referred to as 'Governorate' or 'Karak' hereafter). As such, this report will identify the leading economic activities of Karak, and those that exhibit the most potential for growth. It will assess the strengths and weaknesses of Karak, and identify the critical factors that hold back its economic development and growth. It will attempt to develop a profile of the business base and the performance trends of the salient sectors.
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Mutual Funds - Supplemental Issues Regarding the Proposed Mutual Funds Instructions

Tabbaa and Partners were commissioned by the SABEQ Program “to review and assess the compatibility of the existing draft Mutual Fund Instructions with applicable laws in Jordan, and to address remaining legal issues so that the instructions can be adopted by the Jordan Securities Commission (the “Commission” or the “JSC”) and licenses to mutual funds can be granted.” In response to this request, Tabbaa and Partners met with the Securities Commission to discuss the necessary steps for the completion of this task and agreed to address the remaining legal issues referred to as the “Supplemental Issues” and resolve any pending legal question prior to tackling the instructions.
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Review of Free Zone and industrial estate policy and practice in Jordan

This paper reviews free zone and industrial estate policy and performance in Jordan against international experience. The paper also looks briefly at the appropriateness of using zones to address local poverty and unemployment in Jordan, with implications for the proposed Mafraq Special Economic Development Zone.
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Women - Owned SMEs Bank Portfolio Analysis

The USAID-funded Sustainable Achievement of Business Expansion and Quality (SABEQ) program is a broad economic development initiative implemented by BearingPoint, Inc. and a team of international and Jordanian partner firms. SABEQ will work with both the public and private sectors to achieve two principal goals: 1) increasing the number of jobs available to Jordanians, and 2) enhancing the competitiveness of Jordanian firms (ranging from micro through small, medium and large enterprises). These goals will be accomplished through SABEQ’s four topical project components which include Financial Integrity, Oversight, Broadened Capital Markets; Expanded Trade and Investments; Remove GOJ Constraints on Private Sector Competitiveness; and Enhanced Productivity. Two additional components, Cross-Cutting Solutions and Program Management, Grants & Procurement, contain activities which apply to all SABEQ work
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Developing a national investment strategy

The objective of this proposal is to outline a methodology to develop a national investment strategy in coordination with JIB staff and other appropriate public- and private-sector counterparts
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Impact of Business Process Re-engineering and automation of vocational licensing in the municipality of greater Madaba - assessment of impact and lessons learned

The automated system consisted of the vocational licensing process of issuance and renewal. All project deliverables including “as is” and “to be” deliverables, communication throughout the project, documentation of vocational licensing procedures, information on automation, automated system, bilingual website for the MoGM that includes procedures for vocational licensing, baseline assessment and all documents for the project were handed over to the Municipality. The team members of the MoGM also received training on the automated vocational licensing system that was supposed to eliminate the paperwork and unnecessary procedures. The new system for municipal licensing implemented in MoGM was expected to be put into action immediately after training.
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Bench marking Assessment of Jordan's not-for-profit organizations

For the purposes of this benchmarking assessment for the SABEQ program, Jordan’s notfor- profit organizations can be divided into three categories: 1) those that are Governmentsanctioned, where membership is legally required--such as the various national and regional Chambers of Commerce and Industry; 2) those that exist as a result of donor programs; and 3) those that have been self-created and are self-sustained through membership fees and other sources of income derived from the sale of products and services provided by the association.
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Concept Paper for on going SABEQ Support to local economic development in Jordan

A role of SABEQ is to help the Government of Jordan (GOJ) diversify growth into its regions to decentralize Jordan’s economy and create a framework that supports broad-based economic development. The goal is to create employment for Jordanians and to enhance the productivity of Jordanian workers and businesses.
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Intaj Action Plan- Five years Strategic for the information Technology Association of Jordan

The next five years are critical ones for the Jordanian ICT sector. Accomplishing the goals of the National ICT Strategy requires strong leadership and effective management. As the implementation arm of the private sector, the Information Technology Association of Jordan (int@j) has a key role to play in achieving these goals. It is therefore essential that int@j has a clear mandate, that it is managed properly, and that it can support itself financially over the coming five years.
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Assessment of University Regulations to cater For Spin Offs

The Introduction of this Report defines the scope of the Report, which is to reform the current Legislation and IP Policies at the Universities with the aim of encouraging and facilitating the transfer of technology from the R&D stage to the innovation and commercialization stage.
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Terms of Reference for Master Plan in Jordan Valley

In 2004, the USAID funded program Achievement of Market-Friendly Initiatives and Results (AMIR) completed the Jordan Valley Preliminary Land Use Master Plan (JV-PLUMP) project. The project provided a comprehensive five-volume assessment of social, economic and environmental conditions in the Jordan Valley (JV) and produced maps of infrastructure, facilities, conservation areas, tourism zones, parcel ownership and land use (see Appendix 1 JV-PLUMP Table of Contents, Volumes 1-5). The JV-PLUMP was reviewed and approved by the cabinet of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (HKJ
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A Rapid Diagnostic of the garment sector

The purpose of this assignment is to conduct a rapid diagnosis of the garment sector in Jordan. The analysis in this report is primarily based on the survey results conducted by SABEQ consultants during the month of May/June 2007. The survey aimed at developing a concise yet detailed picture of the current profile of garment manufacturers (factory ownership, level of exports, employment, main markets, main products, production costs, challenges, and required areas of assistance, etc.). The report concludes with a summary section that serves as an abridged version of the full report.
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National ICT Strategy of Jordan

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has taken a very aggressive stance to improve life for its citizens. The foundation for that approach is Jordan’s National Agenda. In support of the National Agenda, int@j, the IT industry association of Jordan, facilitated the creation of this National ICT Strategy, demonstrating how Jordan will move forward in cultivating an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector that serves as a major driver for overall economic growth in the Kingdom.
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Public Staff Restructuring through spin off mechanism

The Spin-Off Mechanism is the process followed by an institution to support and encourage its staff to take entrepreneurial risk, and start their own businesses where the supporting institution is offering new business opportunities through outsourcing some of its activities and/or technologies.
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Assessment of priority environmental themes and sectors

This document outlines the main findings of a rapid and preliminary review of the most challenging environmental themes in Jordan. The purpose of this assessment is to help identify investment priorities for Jordan Environment Protection Fund (JEPF) in order to aid the design of a project’s selection criterion. The document reports important references and underscores main discussion points in meetings held with various governmental officials and environmental specialists.
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WTO Negotiations on trade Facilitation self assessment guide workshop Translation from English to Arabic by SABEQ

دليل التقييم الذاتي لمفاوضات منظمة التجارة العالمية حول تيسير حركة التجاروالذي يهدف الى مساعدة الأعضاء الدول النامية والأقل نموا على اجراء تقييم لاحتياجتها وأولويتها في اطار دعم المساعدة الفنية وبناء القدرات اللازمة لتنفيذ مقترحات الأعضاء بشأن كيفية توضيح وتحسين مواد الاتفاقية العامة حول التجارة والتعرفة (الجات)ذوات الأرقام 5و8و10
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Economic and Studies unit ministry of information and communications technology

The Economic and Studies Unit (ESU) of the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MoICT) in Jordan is a fledgling operating unit that began operations in July of 2007. Initially, technical assistance provided by the SABEQ project developed a statement of mission, organization and required capacity. The report by Nester, et al, represents a comprehensive overview of the responsibilities of the Unit and identifies the staffing mix required to successfully achieve MoICT analytic objectives. In August of 2007, support continued with initial technical assistance focusing on the development of analytic capacity within the Unit required to undertake its mission. This Report represents the activities undertaken in this initial three-week mission and provides a high-level roadmap for ESU development, given its current state
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Concept Paper on Developing a sustainable IP Judicial Training Program

The most important factor contributing towards the success of an Intellectual Property (IP) System in a country is establishing an understanding about the benefits of IP. Most countries of the Middle East region including Jordan have gone through almost revolutionary transformations in enhancing, amending and strengthening their intellectual property legislation. The main source for this unprecedented effort has been the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Agreement (TRIPS Agreement) as well as free trade agreement signed between the United States and Jordan in 2001.
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Medical Malpractice Law "Best Practices" for Jordan

This Report is intended to assist the Private Hospitals Association and other stakeholders in assessing medical malpractice law reforms in Jordan to promote medical tourism. The Report surveys and evaluates international experience with medical malpractice claims in selected countries representative of the region, selected non-regional countries that attract medical tourists, and selected developed countries. Based upon this survey, the Report sets forth policy options for the Private Hospitals Association and other stakeholders to consider.
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Booklet of Standardized Small and Medium Enterprises

This booklet recommends a unified definition for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs for short) that is appropriate to Jordan’s economic structure and business environment. Eventually, following a unified SME definition would contribute to the consistency and efficiency of data compilation on SMEs in Jordan, which in turn would provide researchers and policy makers with valuable statistics on credit extended by banks and other credit institutions to SMEs.
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Comprehensive Competitiveness Strategy Report for the Garment Sector

SABEQ consultants surveyed 32 factories in Jordan’s industrial estates to gain insight into the operational profile of Jordan’s garment manufacturers as well as identify the principal constraints to increased trade in the sector. Trends in U.S. apparel market imports, Jordan’s apparel exports and the competitiveness of Jordan’s factories against other global apparel manufacturers were also analyzed. Additionally, interviews were held with ministry officials to discuss labor regulations, factory compliance and gain input on the needs of Jordan’s garment sector.
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Evaluation of Risk Management certifcation and Training Programs

Assessment of Existing Risk Management Certification and other training Programs
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Supporting Implemantation of Liscencing Process Wadiserr District

Previous AMIR-USAID studies have identified that licensing and permitting practices are being unnecessarily costly to investors seeking to establish a new business in Jordan. Those studies show that it can take from three days to three months to license a business. Therefore, a project aimed at simplifying the processes for professional license issuance and renewal was initiated by AMIR/USAID in 2004 in two pilot municipalities and to be rolled out to other municipalities as well. Greater Amman Municipality (GAM)/Wadiseer District was selected as a pilot municipality.
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Jordan Investment Board SAlYousef

Jordan Investment Board (JIB) approached SABEQ to obtain technical assistance in reviewing the organizational and functional structure of the Investment Promotion Directorate and recommending a best practice organizational and operational structure for investment promotion. SABEQ agreed to provide required assistance through Component 2: Expanded Trade & Investment and Component 5: Cross Cutting Solutions - Institutional Transformation Solution. The approach was to review the mandate of the Investment Promotion directorate and related activities of other directorates, conduct a thorough audit of the systems, procedures and HR already in place at this directorate, and recommend best organizational set up based on international best practices.
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Strengthening Jordanian Organizations

As a result of the meetings between SABEQ and the Board Members of the Association, SABEQ agreed to work on strengthening the Association through a capacity building assignment that would enable the Association to play their desired role in the economic development of Ajlun. This assignment aimed at building the leadership role of the Board Members through enhancing their organizational structure and improving their business planning skills
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Lowering Risks of Doing Business

A legal system committed to the rule of law is based on principles of predictability, transparency, and fundamental fairness (due process). Jordan’s efforts to strengthen the rule of law have already led to greater transparency in government regulatory procedures. The practical tools for implementing these principles include systematic publication and consultation, which means: • public access to complete and secure information about government regulatory requirements and decisions, and • Stakeholder participation in the development of new regulatory requirements.
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Assessment of Biotechnology Capabilities and Opportunites in Jordan

In 2004, upon the request of His Majesty King Abdullah II, an initiative was launched to draft recommendations for the leadership in Jordan to advance the Kingdom’s biotechnology sector, attracting global recognition, regional leadership, and capitalizing on the strengths and competitive advantages of Jordan’s research universities, healthcare institutions and industries
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Formation of SME Loan Department in Jordan Bank of Jordan

The Bank of Jordan has invested management and resources to form a separate SME Loan Department and part of its strategic plan was shared with the Advisors.
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Preliminatry Assessment for JLGC and Development Credit Authority

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) play a significant role in Jordan. They are the driving force behind innovation and motivation. At the current time, there are two SME loan guarantee programs existing in Jordan; Jordan Loan Guarantee Corporation (JLGC) and USAID’s Development Credit Authority (DCA).
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Sector Differentiation for CBJ Reporting

CBJ collects information from the banks in Jordan on credit facilities extended according to the sectors and by type of borrower
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Identification of Business Opportunities within (GAM) - Greater Amman Municipality

Review GAM’s organizational chart, strategic plan, and staffing,identify and discuss potential areas for outsourcing with relevant GAM leadership,conduct basic assessment of current service/performance levels of potentially outsourcable functions versus their costs and estimate potential costs and benefits of outsourcing these functions and provide examples or case studies, to the extent that this is possible within the time frame of this assignment, of other municipal and/or national government success stories, lessons learned, potential pitfalls, of similar programs internationally.
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Reviewing Outputs of Public Sector Reform Program

The objective of this activity is to review the results and recommendations of the public sector development project that was implemented by PriceWarehouseCoopers during the period between 2003 to 2005, and identify the areas covered by the project that contribute towards achieving the objectives of the Removal of Government Constraints component of improving the performance of the Jordanian Government in facilitating and reforming the business environment for business entrepreneurs and investors.
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Feasibility Study and Documented Procedures for Rendering Consultancy Services

The main objective of this study is to evaluate the viability and feasibility of building the capacity of JEPA to provide consultancy services to farmers, exporters and other stakeholders in applying the Euro-Retailer Produce Good Agricultural Practice (EUREPGAP), Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), and the British Retail Consortium Food Product Quality Scheme (BRC).
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Change Management Support to the enforcement department at the ministry of Justice

The Ministry of Justice works in partnership with USAID-funded projects to increase the efficiency, transparency, and accountability of the judicial system in Jordan. Under this project, the Ministry launched a project to automate procedures at its Enforcement Department. The project involves replacing the manual entry and processing of cases with an automated system that registers, documents and monitors case progress process. This is expected to resolve many procedural and technical problems that previously caused case delays.
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National ICT Strategy Progress Report -Q3 2007

During the first half of 2007, int@j, the Jordanian ICT Private Sector, Jordanian Government, and other stakeholders have collaborated on developing the National ICT Strategy for 2007- 2011, which was officially approved and published with the goals of achieving: - Internet usage penetration to reach 50% (from the current rate of 11%) - ICT sector revenues to reach USD 3 billion (from the current USD 1.5 billion) - ICT sector employment to reach 35,000 jobs (from the current 16,000)
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Irbid Chamber of Commerce:organizational assessment and recommendations

Chambers of Commerce in countries around the world are a form of business networks that serve the interests of a group of businesses, support them, and enhance cooperation among them. They represent the commercial sector, enabling it to effectively contribute to the implementation of development programs and to the achievement of economic and social development. They also serve as a link between the government and business owners.
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Karak Chamber of Commerce Organizational Assessment and Recommendations

Karak Chamber of Commerce is the organizational framework for a group of commercial, industrial and services institutions. It aims at strengthening cooperation among those institutions as well as serving their interests. It is the only organizational entity that represents the commercial sector facilities and is the primary link between the government and business owners; thus contributing to economic prosperity and creating the appropriate environment for developing economic activities across various sectors. The Chamber seeks to remove obstacles that hinder development and program implementation faced by all stakeholders; as well as raise awareness of the sector's growing role.
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Proposal to Initiate an SME SET-ASIDE Program for Jordanian Government Procurement

This Report sets forth a proposal for the Government of Jordan (GOJ) to initiate a Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) set-aside program for government tenders, to assist the GOJ in negotiating accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Government Procurement Agreement (GPA or Agreement). It contains the background on these efforts to date, a discussion of the terms of reference under which this report is written, an approach for creating an SME set-aside program, common features of such a program, and recommendations for the next steps in this effort.
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Review of Legal Asspects of Jordan's Accession to Government Agreement

The existing WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) is a plurilateral agreement that has been signed by some of the members of the WTO in 1994 and came into force in 1 January 1996 (hereinafter “the 1994 text”). Upon joining the WTO, Jordan undertook to negotiate accession to the GPA. This commitment is recorded in the Party Working Report, which was referred to in the accession Protocol signed by the Government of Jordan and ratified by the Parliament
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Inventory Description and analysis of Tourism attractions and products in the north

The objective of this report is to present a detailed analysis of all present and potential tourism attractions in the Northern Region of Jordan, namely in the Governorates of Irbid, Jarash and Ajloun. The analysis would enable the progressive integration of the northern region into Jordan‟s overall tourism sector.
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SABEQ Sustainability Through Communities of Practice

The objective of this report – and the consultancy leading up to this report – is to identify those areas within SABEQ’s year two work plan that are potential tools and resources and that could and should be captured, adapted (as necessary), and maintained for future replication and use. The report aims to identify which will be valued by SABEQ’s stakeholders and beneficiaries, and to establish SABEQ’s methodologies for capturing, housing, and delivering these resources. The report also details Communities of Practice as a means through which SABEQ can deliver these tools and resources to an expanded number of Jordanian client-beneficiaries.
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Amman Stock Exhange Order Managment System

Since 2005, the Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) has worked together with six pilot broker dealers 1 and major regional software development firms (“Pilot Group”) to introduce Order Management System allowing internet- based, client order entries as well as new broker - dealers terminals (“e-Trade”). During this time, the ASE has developed basic e-Trade technical specifications using the FIX 4.2 protocol 2 and provided substantial technical advice and guidance to the Pilot Group.
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The Association of Banks in Jordan - A REPORT ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF ITS TRAINING INSTITUTE

The Association of Banks in Jordan wants to position itself as a dynamic alterative to the Institute of Banking Studies by providing bankers and the Jordanian Banking Community with training programs on leading-edge issues. In this pursuit, they requested assistance from SABEQ Program to provide the guidance for developing a two-year training strategy and plan. The following report provides an overview of the process and recommendations resulting from the assessment.
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Determining the Optimal Means for Promoting the Jordan

The key objective of this assignment was to survey members of the TIJARA Coalition who are actively making use of the Jordan – US Free Trade Agreement (JUSFTA), and to evaluate efforts of the TIJARA Coalition to promote more effective utilization of JUSFTA.
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A Supplementary Report on SME SET-ASIDE Programs

In its endeavor to accede to the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA), the Government of Jordan seeks to work out a SMEs set-aside program that acheives its development needs while being acceptable to GPA parties. Toward this end, an international expert has been engaged so as to put forward a suggested SMEs set-aside program. SABEQ provided IBLAW with a Report dated 10/19/2007 on "SME Set-Aside Program" (SME Report). The SME Report recommends that the Government of Jordan should commission a study aiming at putting forward sound economic and social justifications for a set-aside program based on particular circumstances of Jordan. At this stage, the SME Report does not attempt to put forward specific parameters of determining the status of a Jordanian SME. Nor does it offer a specific program. Instead, the SME Report lays down a road map towards producing a convincing, defensible set-aside program that is likely to be accepted by the GPA parties.
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Facilitate start up of Businesses in Irbid

Irbid is the second largest city in Jordan, and is the hub of business and economic activities in the Northern Region. This study is undertaken as part of the Sustainable Achievement of Business Expansion and Quality (SABEQ) program initiative to facilitate the start-up and operation of businesses in the Governorate of Irbid. The study will compile an inventory of business services provided to prospective business owners in Irbid. To our knowledge, this information has not been collected into a single inventory before for Governorates outside the Capital and as such, will also be useful in documenting the actual process and the challenges that are faced by businesses outside Amman.
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Greater Amman Municipality Spin Off Mechanism:Incentive Scheme and Institutional Framework

This report suggests a Spin-off Scheme to be considered by Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) to support and encourage its employees to take entrepreneurial risk, through starting their own businesses. The potential new businesses can cover new business opportunities that GAM will offer or outsource already existing non-core activities. GAM can strategically withdraw from non-core activity or from an industry or service that is more competitive when developed separately on its own.
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The institute For Financial Studies in Jordan: An Initial Training Needs Assessment

The Jordan Securities Commission (JSC), Amman Stock Exchange (ASE), and the Securities Depository Corporation (SDC), collectively known as the “capital market institutions,” are establishing an Institute for Financial Studies (IFS) (proposed name). In this endeavor, they requested assistance from the USAID-funded Sustainable Achievement of Business Expansion and Quality (SABEQ) program. Since SABEQ acknowledges the importance of such an institute to the capital market industry, the following report includes assessment, key findings and recommendations resulting from a training needs assessment to determine the training programs offerings for the IFS.
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Basic Marketing Research Training For Jordan's Not-For-Profit Business Associations

To develop effective business plan and marketing strategy it is crucial to obtain valid and reliable information on market, products, services, customers and stakeholders. Marketing research is the logical, objective and systematic method of obtaining the needed information. The basic marketing research training for Jordan’s not-for-profit associations was aimed at providing hands-on training on the fundamentals of designing and conducting marketing research. Training was conducted in the hope that it will help those associations develop the in-house skills required for conducting their own marketing research in the future.
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Impact of The Removal Of the Fuel Subsidies On The Manufacturing Industry in Jordan

The objective of this rapid impact assessment is to analyze the impact of the removal of fuel subsidy on the competitiveness of the manufacturing sector in Jordan. The study’s main message is that an impact, whether direct or indirect, will be realized albeit it differs from one manufacturing activity to another. An indirect impact in the form of an increase in costs of transportation and intermediate goods should not be understated. Furthermore, indirect impact can result from the loss of competitiveness of the manufacturing activity in the light of its ability to compete in the local and export markets. Through selecting eight manufacturing activities as case studies, it is realized that the direct costs are bearable. However, once adding the impact of the rise in transportation and intermediate goods, these costs rise. With respect to the Manufacture of Structural Non- Refractory Clay and Ceramic Production, it is the most affected manufacturing activity among the selected activities although it uses heavy fuel which already has been liberalized. This impact is further exacerbated by fierce local competition from Egypt and competition in exporting markets by Turkey. The Manufacture of Bakery Products will be affected by the lifting of the wheat subsidy as well as the removal of fuel subsidy. Despite the fact that this activity enjoyed subsidized energy cost and wheat but the competitiveness position in international markets is low and did not improve over time. Concerning the Manufacture of Casting of Iron and Steel, the direct impact is less than expected since it depends on heavy fuel which was liberalized. For the Manufacture of Wearing Apparel except Fur App., the competitive position of this activity is deteriorating in the US market because of imports from China. In addition, this activity adds low value since raw materials are imported and production processes entail simple procedures. This renders this activity sensitive to any change in costs that would ultimately add to this activity’s recent loss of competitiveness in the international market. Moreover, as international oil prices increase, exports will be negatively affected through the increase in transportation costs because of distance to export markets. With respect to the Manufacture of Soap, Detergents, Cleaning and Polishing Preparations, Perfumes and Toilet Preparation, exports are concentrated in one market namely Iraq, and therefore growth rates of exports fluctuate based on the demand from Iraq. This activity faces fierce competition in the domestic market from Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Jordan enjoys a comparative advantage in producing the Dead Sea cosmetics which are highly demanded around the world. However, it seems that this activity did not exploit and develop the comparative advantage which enhances the value added. The Manufacture of Pharmaceuticals Medicinal Chemical and Botanical products is one of the most developed and diversified industries with a large share in the total exports of Jordan. Since this industry is efficient, any small increases in cost may hinder further developments. Saudi Arabian and Egyptian industries are increasingly becoming stronger competitors in the regional markets. For the Manufacture of Basic Iron and Steel, in light of the growth in the construction sector that Jordan has witnessed in the past several years, this activity possesses great potential. Hence, the competitiveness of this activity in the international and domestic markets is well developed. Concerning the Manufacture of Vegetable and Animal Oils and Fats, the competitive position of this activity is low since exports are directed towards solely towards one market (Iraq). Thus the industry faces low potentials unless it improves its production process and marketing strategy in diversifying exports market.
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WTO Trade Policy Review Worshops Background Documents

This report brings together key documents prepared as background briefing materials for a Workshop on the WTO Trade Policy Review (TPR) process organized by the SABEQ Program in cooperation with Jordan’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MIT) which were held in January 2008. The purpose of this report is to make available to all Jordanian Government stakeholders, beyond those that participated in the Workshops, material that can help them understand and comply with the Trade Policy Review process. In 2008, Jordan is required to undergo its first Trade Policy Review of compliance with WTO obligations since its accession to the WTO in 2000.
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Review of Jordan's Proposed Minerals and Pertoleum Law

At the request of the U.S. Embassy and USAID/Jordan, the SABEQ Program’s sub-contractor Sanad Law Group conducted a review of the proposed Minerals and Petroleum Law (the “Proposed Law”). The purpose was to identify and analyze potential issues of interest that may contravene directly or indirectly with the Government direction in liberalizing the sector, or may create unnecessary confusion resulting in disturbing the supply chain upon implementation.
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ICT- Career Development Training - Training of 53 Women on IT and Professional Skills in Irbid and Kerak Governorates

The Local Economic Development (LED) sector and the Gender Integration Solution (GIS) have partnered on an initiative aimed at establishing Business Development Center (BDC) in Irbid and Kerak that will foster entrepreneurship using IT as a tool. The BDC will have a special mandate to foster female entrepreneurs to support women’s economic empowerment in the regions. This is a result of the Local Economic Councils established in both governorates clearly stating that the business environment is highly discouraging to women and youth entrepreneurs. While males can travel to Amman to obtain the services and training they need, women remain at a disadvantage due to lesser mobility. This is broadening the skill gap between males and females in Jordan and particularly outside the capital.
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Assessment of Trade Policy in Jordan and Recommendations for Reform

A STUDY TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF JORDAN’S NATIONAL TRADE STRATEGY.
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Strategies for Craft Sector Growth in Irbid and KArak, Jordan

The goal is that producer groups with whomthey work in the Irbid and Karak regions will achieve financial stability and independence within three years that they will be able to operate through the profits of their production. The focus is to offer more intensive technical assistance at the start of these interventions and to mentor the producers through to success. Technical inputs and ongoing technical support will be the means to their gaining independence. All suggested interventions are market driven and private sector players are utilized as valued and normal links in the distribution chain.
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Review of Jordanian Securities Commission Disclosure Instructions

Maintaining public confidence in Jordan’s capital markets is key to increasing the availability of funds to Jordanian companies to expand their output and employment. Disclosure of comprehensive and accurate information to investors by companies listed on the Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) is, in turn, a key component of maintaining public confidence. The Jordan Securities Commission (JSC) has expressed a desire to improve significantly the disclosure regime for listed companies and has requested SABEQ assistance in this effort
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Packaging Sector Profile and Market Assessment

Jordan’s packaging and labeling industry faces opportunities and challenges that can lead either to meaningful business growth or declining productivity and profits. The global packaging industry is valued at more than (US) $500 billion annually1 and is growing by an average of 4%. To be globally competitive, Jordan’s packaging industry is in critical need of a new approach to marketing, and increased access to advanced materials, technologies and processes.
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Support to the Jordanian Garment Manufacturing Sector

The purpose of this manual is to provide a guide and reference for the trainer to learn and apply the training methods. The manual has the concepts and the general principals of methods and training for “Company Name”, as well as detailed procedures and techniques, which the trainer should follow in sequence to obtain optimum training results.
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Identification of Research and Development Opportunies for Targeted Sectors

The purpose of this assignment was to develop the governance and operational structures of three proposed funds: the Jordanian R&D Fund, the Jordanian Environmental Fund and an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Fund. Jordan is striving to develop mechanisms along with capital sources to aid Jordanian enterprises and public/private institutions in their growth and development. The three Funds discussed in this paper are key elements in this effort. The Scientific Research Fund will be a source of funding for scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs to take “ideas” and turn them into innovations – the main ingredients for wealth creation of not only companies, but countries as well. The Environmental Fund will provide needed capital to help solve critical environmental issues the country is facing such as its air water pollution. The ICT Venture Capital Fund will provide capital for young technology companies in a sector that holds the hopes of giving Jordan a competitive advantage in this global economy.
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Trade Opportunities Workshop for the ICT and BPO Sector Background Documents

This report brings together key documents prepared as background briefing materials for a series of three Trade Opportunity Workshops organized by the SABEQ Program with key business associations of services sector companies in Jordan, which were held in March 2008. The aim of this report is to make available to all Jordanian companies, beyond those that participated in the Workshops, material that can help them identify export opportunities that they may not be fully aware of, but that are potentially available in key markets under Jordan’s international trade agreements.
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Support the Development of Business Plans For The Members of The Architects/Engineers Business Council

The Engineering and Architecture Consultancy Services (A&E services) sector is one of Jordan's fastest growing service industries. It forms a gross output of US$98.9 million or 1% of Jordan’s GDP. The current number of A/E offices in Jordan is 1,178. The sector has experienced continuous growth throughout the past 10 years with an average growth of 10% over the past four years.
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3- year strategic Plan - For the Jordanian Federation of Investment Associations (JOFIA)

JOFIA’s mission statement is to make the Jordanian private sector an active partner by creating the necessary conditions for private sector development and mobilization. Accordingly, in order to emerge as a catalyst for economic growth and private sector development, the federation’s vision is to exercise effective advocacy, events and forum organization, and provision of knowledge and information.
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Trade Opportunities Workshop for the A and E Sector

This report brings together key documents prepared as background briefing materials for a series of three Trade Opportunity Workshops organized by the SABEQ Program with key business associations of services sector companies in Jordan, which were held in March 2008. The purpose of this report is to make available to all Jordanian companies, beyond those that participated in the Workshops, material that can help them identify export opportunities that they may not be fully aware of, but that are potentially available in key markets under Jordan’s international trade agreements.
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Determining Needs and Perspectives of Business Association For Joining The Federation of Investment Associations

The Federation of Investment Associations (JOFIA) was officially established in July 2006 as a voluntary and non-profit organization dedicated to representing the affairs of existing Jordanian Investment Associations, coordinating their views and efforts and acting as a “private sector reference group”, potentially representing approximately 32 investment associations and 30,000 investors in governmental consultation meetings and committees.
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Excellence Insurance Strategic Review

This report reviews the mandate, mission, performance, and strategic direction of Excellence, Inc. (EXI) a not-for-profit company based in Amman Jordan, and presents possible changes and courses of action to its Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
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JFBPW Operations and Procedures Manual

This document is designed to help establish a formalized process for selection, evaluation and acceptance of applicants into the JFBPW Business Incubator and the development of term sheets to clearly define their needs during incubation.Applying this process will help ensure successful selection of Incubates in accordance with the objectives and strategies of the Business Incubator
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Support to Job Fairs and Training EXPOS 2007

Worldwide, job fairs are becoming a popular method for entry level recruiting and initial employee screening. For the corporate recruiter, they offer an opportunity to reach the highest possible number of prospects in the shortest possible time. For job seekers on the other hand, job fairs provide an opportunity to meet with multiple employers under one roof to learn more about companies, job and career opportunities, and participate in workplace preparation learning sessions.
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A Loan product for the SME Market

Capital Bank was one of three banks in Jordan selected for consultancy work. Two meetings were held with the Deputy General Manager and the Chief Credit Officer (CCO). This Report will focus on a specific loan product under consideration and is subject to SABEQ’s non-disclosure and confidentiality letter
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SME Starategy and business Plan

Following meetings with nine banks, ABC Bank (the Bank) was one of three banks in Jordan selected for consultancy work under the SABEQ Program. Several meetings were held at the Bank. This Report covers the Bank’s SME Strategy and Business Plan (the SME Plan), the Bank's Credit Policies and an Interim Strategy proposed by the Advisor. This Report is subject to SABEQ’s non-disclosure and confidentiality letter.
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Handicrafts Assessment and Inventory in Irbid and Al Karak

An assessment of handicrafts being currently produced in Irbid and Karak has been carried out. 13 questionnaires have been filled based on the questions outlined in the questionnaire that prepared by SABEQ.
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Trade Show Exhibitor Planning Guide

Trade shows have a powerful and profound influence on the business of fashion. They are successful because they attract the decision-makers who select the clothes consumers purchase at retail and they bring together under one-roof key industry segments, vertically connecting the industry from sourcing to runway to retail
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Corporate Governance Rating Index CGRI Design

The Jordan Securities Commission (JSC) has developed a country-specific, draft Corporate Governance Code (Jordanian Code), applicable to private sector, joint stock companies listed on the Amman Stock Exchange (ASE). Incorporating international best practices adapted from the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance (2004) (OECD Principles), the current draft of the Jordanian Code also incorporates domestic corporate governance norms found in effective domestic legislation (Company Law, Securities Law) and related regulations, as well as the ASE Listing Directives
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Trade Show Exhibitor Planning Guide

Trade shows have a powerful and profound influence on the business of fashion. They are successful because they attract the decision-makers who select the clothes consumers purchase at retail and they bring together under one-roof key industry segments, vertically connecting the industry from sourcing to runway to retail.
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Trade Show Exhibitor Planning Guide

Trade shows have a powerful and profound influence on the business of fashion. They are successful because they attract the decision-makers who select the clothes consumers purchase at retail and they bring together under one-roof key industry segments, vertically connecting the industry from sourcing to runway to retail.
Other      Added March 13th, 2017 07:40

Jordan Environmental Fund

The Government of Jordan through the Ministry of Environment (MoEnv) is establishing the Jordan Environmental Fund (the “Fund”) to provide financial support for projects that will strengthen the capacity of entities to comply with national environmental law. The Fund will aim to drive technological and process improvements across select sectors and complement existing environmental expenditure in Jordan.
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Tijara Initiative - Gap Assessment of Services Provided and Recommendations For Reviving The Intiative

The objective of this assignment is to prepare an inventory of select business associations /organizations that relate to the TIJARA initiative – contacted organizations include those that are part of the TIJARA coalition as well as other selected organizations whose functions relate to TIJIARA pillars or goals.
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Developing Strategy Based Business Plan for Business Associations

Business associations face many unique challenges. While they are called "non profits", they have to be very aware of their revenue and expenses or they will go out of business just as any company would. To be viable, they need to pay attention to the products and services offered and to recruitment and retention of members.
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Review of International Approaches to Establishing Minsitry of Economy

The Government of Jordan is considering re-organizing the current Ministry of Industry and Trade (MIT) into a Ministry of Economy. The ministerial re-organization is being considered in response to a wide range of developments. In recent years, the Ministry’s organizational structure has remained largely unchanged, while Jordan’s domestic economic policies have undergone wide-ranging reforms, and Jordan’s commitments to international trade and investment agreements have expanded significantly. At the same time, external economic conditions faced by Jordan, both regionally and globally, have been evolving at a rapid pace. In considering this reorganization, the MIT seeks to more effectively meet the challenges of managing economic policy in an increasingly complex, integrated and rapidly evolving international economy.
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Supply Demand GAP Analysis - In Jordan ICT Sector

In an effort to develop a national cooperative framework for professional education and training driven by the needs and requirements of skill set and professions in the Information and Communication Technology Sector in Jordan, Primus- A division of Computer Networking Services (CNS) organized and conducted a survey of the 'Competency, Skills, and Needs Assessment in the ICT Sector in Jordan'. This effort was with the assistance of Sustainable Achievement of Business Expansion and Quality Program (SABEQ), German Jordan University, Int@j, and the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MOICT).
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JEA (Jordan Exporters Associations) Strategy Based Business

The Jordan Exporters Association (JEA) has been assisting Jordan’s business community in expanding exports since its establishment in 1989, and now is well respected by the private sector and government
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Identification of R& D Opportunities for Packing and Light Industries Sectors

No one denies that research and development (R&D) activities are very beneficial to the national economy of any country at both the micro as well as at the macro level. Any productive enterprise; being industrial, service or business oriented, will definitely need R&D activities to improve quality, enhance productivity, reduce cost, introduce new products, conserve resources, or any combination thereof. These activities will guarantee that the enterprise involved in R&D will prosper, grow, and sustain its market position and increase profits. Naturally someone may argue that he/she does not need R&D. This simply means that he/she is "committing suicide" in business terminology, or more nicely put will eventually go out of business.
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The Association of Banks in Jordan Recommendations Banking Sectors Research

Jordan's banking sector dominates the country's financial system and contributes significantly to the Jordan economy but at 35%, the government tax rate on banking is 15% higher than it is on any other sector of the economy. Member banks believe a negative public image is part of the issue - a belief that banks are transactional, short-term and motivated primarily by money.
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Recommendations for improving compliance of Jordanian Financial Services Firms

In an effort to increase investor confidence and market integrity, the Jordan Securities Commission is seeking to raise the proficiency standards for compliance officers responsible for the regulatory aspects of the financial services firms
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Build AML CFT Capacity at Commercial Banks

This consultancy was conducted as part of SABEQ project aiming at building AML/CFT Compliance Capacity at commercial banks and providing AML/CFT train-the-trainer material
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Jordan Forum for Business Professional Women Incubator

Economic development is intimately tied to the level of entrepreneurial activity within a country. In well-developed economies, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) constitute between 50% and 70% of economic activity. In Jordan, women represent 48% of the population and 50.6% of university students. Female labor represents only 11.9% of the total labor force and female based economic activities is way below that level.
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Mentoring of Medical Sector

This report details the activities and conclusions of the first mentorship assignment of the medical sector. Following preliminary consultations between the Enhanced Productivity Component Lead, the Medical Sector Lead and the Mentor, the bulk of the mentor’s work was carried out in Amman, Jordan from May 25, 2008 through June 20, 2008, under the guidance of the Jordanian office of the Sustainable Achievement of Business Expansion and Quality (SABEQ) project. This project represents one portion of a larger USAID project designed to improve all of the economic sectors in Jordan. The goal of the medical sector mentorship was to explore the possibilities of increased medical tourism in Jordan among other capacity building measures of the private medical sector towards international excellence. The capacity of Jordanian Private Hospitals Association and its member hospitals to meet international accreditation standards was seen as an important component of attracting international patients and achieving international quality reputation.
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Professional Communities Focus Group FeedBack Report

Professional Communities is an InsTran initiative that will serve as means through which SABEQ’s technical experts will better and more directly connect with, support, and make value-added resources available to a greater number of Jordanian client-beneficiaries. It will also create a space among Jordanian professional that will encourage cooperation and competition in related activities. Furthermore, it will empower professionals with the understanding, the motivation and the means to improve their individual skills and to drive the inside out transformation of their respective organizations.
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Insolvency Legislative Frame Work Analysis

SABEQ is assisting the Companies Control Department to develop a new Insolvency1 Law. Jordan currently has liquidation and financial restructuring (“Composition”) proceedings that are provided for in the Companies Law and Commercial Code. These provisions are seen as inadequate as Jordan seeks to modernize its commercial law framework and procedures as part of an effort to increase private sector growth and lending and investment.
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Professional Communities Focus Group FeedBack Report

This concept to establish a Professional Community (PC) of Risk Managers in Jordan arose owing to three primary drivers as follows: 1. The CBJ has mandated the adoption of the new Basel II regulatory regime for Jordanian banks and the associated risk management department and functions to implement the new regime. 2. The new risk managers in the Jordanian banks for the most part have no experience in formalized risk management functions and are essentially “learning on the job” by attending domestic and international training programs, some of which have been sponsored by USAID through Jordan Economic Development Program (SABEQ) 3. SABEQ InsTran has already begun pilot programs to establish Professional Communities (PCs) in Human Resources and Trade Finance and are available to provide the technical requirements initially for such a PC.
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Land and Survey Department-Title Registration and Transfer Process

The World Bank "Doing Business" Report, an important reference to investors across the world, considers the simplicity and cost associated with "Property Registration" as an indicator for the ease of doing business. According to this report, Jordan is ranked 80 among 178 countries in the overall ranking of ease of doing business and ranked 109 on the Property Registration Indicator
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Business Development Service Center Model-Business Plan and Training Delivery

Establishing Economic Development Associations in the governorates of Irbid and Karak1 is a pioneering initiative that aims to tap into the potential and resources of the governorates to achieve socio-economic development and to expand their contribution to national social and economic development objectives. The Associations would be driven by an innovative approach that (1) builds on existing development initiatives, (2) develops relevant skills, (2) creates a framework for cooperation among all development agents and economic operators and (3) empowers the communities of the regions to participate in the formulation of their future.
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Knowledge Stations Strategy Roadmap and Implementation Plan

The Initiative of establishing Information Technology and Community Service Centers (renamed later Knowledge Stations) was launched in 2001. This initiative aims at ensuring that every Jordanian has access to Information and Communications Technology; significantly, the initiative is targeted towards those communities who, under ordinary circumstances, would not be able to experience ICT easily. These marginalized populations are those such as women, the underprivileged and underserved, children, laborers, farmers, and the illiterate. The majority of these communities reside in the rural and remote areas of Jordan, where access to ICT is difficult to obtain. In addition, the initiative is intended to implement IT in local communities in remote areas in preparation for the E-government process. The National Information Technology Center (NITC) was mandated with the execution of the project after it conducted a study on the best practice in selecting the sites for the Knowledge Stations in the different governorates and local communities.
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The U.S Mortgage Market :The Good,The Bad And The Ugly

Home ownership in the United States has flourished in part because of the availability of mortgage loans that can be paid off with relatively low monthly payments over 20 to 30 years. Large amounts of funds are supplied to mortgages because banks and other mortgage originators have been able to package and sell pools of mortgages (securitizations) to a wide range of investors. This has been possible because of the standardization of underwriting standards, and systems of public and private insurance. Securitization into mortgage backed securities (MBS) and similar assets has also distributed the risk of mortgage loans widely and to lenders better able to accept such risks.
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A Study of Consumer Behavior in the South

The domestic trade sector (wholesale and retail trade and maintenance of vehicles) is an important economic sector in Jordan, contributing to about 10% of GDP. The domestic trade sector is among the sectors that attracts and employs Jordanian workers; employing about 17% of total Jordanian workers in all sectors. Data showed that the trade sector employs 7.1% of total workers in Karak, 5.5% in Tafila and 6.4% in Ma'an. This shows the low proportion of workers in this sector in the surveyed areas compared to the rest of the Kingdom.
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Membership Recruitment and Retention Plan and Training Report for JFBPW

For a membership-based organization to be sustainable, it must continually strive to expand its membership. This, however, will only happen if the organizations’ governance structure responds to the needs of its members in a relevant fashion. JFBPW requested technical assistance from the USAID Jordan Economic Development Program (SABEQ) to design an achievable recruitment and retention plan targeting corporate memberships and youth
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Private Hospital Association

This report describes the process used by the Private Hospitals Association to develop a business plan for its organization as well as the collateral activities that resulted in the development of a consensus conference, a job description for a new PHA Executive Director and a PHA Reference Manual on Medical Tourism that describes the international environment for medical tourism and how hospitals in Jordan should approach opportunities to increase their medical tourism services.
Other      Added March 13th, 2017 13:06

Implementation of Development of Handicrafts Strategy

This is the first implementation phase for the development of crafts for the tourism sector in Jordan in the Irbid and Karak regions. This program began with a review of 6 identified groups in the two regions, designing product collections for those and other potential groups, and hiring two young designer to interface with the groups, and to be mentored virtually in product development.
Other      Added March 13th, 2017 13:12

Corporate Governance Training Course outline

The Jordan Securities Commission (JSC) has recently developed a Guide for Corporate Governance Rules for Shareholding Companies Listed in Amman Stock Exchange (CG Rules). The document is in draft form, and currently under review.
Other      Added March 13th, 2017 13:26

Strategies for Harris Interactive - Jordan Media Survey

Statistical Information Technology Co who mobilized for this exercise 40 interviewers,10 supervisors and coordinators;8 technicians for data entry processing
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Communications Strategy and Action Plan - King Abdullah II Center For Excellence

This communications review/ action plan is the product of a 12-day technical assistance assignment undertaken by SABEQ. The purpose of this report is to present an assessment of the main communications tools and tactics used by the Communications team at King Abdullah II Center for Excellence [KACE], and make recommendations for immediate or future action to ensure the Communications Objectives of the Center are achieved
Other      Added March 14th, 2017 08:42

Concept Paper on Establishing an Economic Policy Research Unit in The ministry of Industry and Trade

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MIT) has policy, implementation, regulation and monitoring roles encompassing a broad mandate, which includes foreign and domestic trade, industrial/private sector development and investment. In fulfilling these roles, there is a strong need for policy research and analysis that can provide a sound basis for evidencebased, economic decision-making by the MIT. Currently, economic policy research and analysis is spread widely among many Government institutions, is often conducted on an adhoc basis, is frequently undertaken in response to immediate crises, and may not always take into account the government’s major interests and goals for sustainable economic growth. To meet the need for policy analysis, the MIT has indicated its intention to develop an Economic Policy Research Unit (EPRU) within the Ministry.
Other      Added March 14th, 2017 08:48

Marketing Plan Branding Framework for ITQAN

تضم جمعية اتقان للمهندسات الزراعيات 100 مهندسة وتنتج مجموعة متنوعة من المنتجات الزراعية الصحية الطبيعية تحت اسم بيلسان وتعمل الجمعية منذ أربع سنوات وقد بلغت مبيعات الجمعية خلال عام 2007 ما مجموعة 66و338 دينار أردني في السوق المحلية ويأتي مايقارب 50% من هذا العائد من المبيعات إلى نقابة المهندسيين في عمان ىوتتمثل الأهداف الرئيسية للجمعية بزيادة مستوى الخل للمهندسات الزراعيات وبناء قدراتهن وتعزيز وتشجيع الممارسات التي تسخدم نهج "العودة الى الطبيعة"وذلك من خلال انتاج مواد غذائية صحية وطبيعية لا تحتوي على أية مواد حافظة أونكهات اصطناعية أو ألوان أو أية معالجة كيميائية
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Promoting Women's Access to Finance

Women owned small and medium enterprises (SMEs) face significant constraints in accessing finance for business start up, growth and expansion. Studies and assessments reveal this happens for two main reasons. 1). Banks need to realize the market potential of women clients and design products that address their financial needs. 2) Studies reveal that women fear banks due to the ambiguity of their structure, services, and procedures. It became clear to the Workforce and Gender Integration Solution team at the USAID Jordan Economic Development Program (SABEQ) that this issue can be effectively addressed by organizing a series of events in collaboration with the Jordan Forum of Business and Professional Women (JFBPW) aimed at bridging the gap between businesswomen and banks. The event will consist of three workshops delivered by three different banks. The banks will be encouraged to use this opportunity to establish booths and provide promotional materials and interact with women during the awareness and training event.
Other      Added March 14th, 2017 09:46

JSC E-Filing Project and Master Plan Documents

This preliminary master plan document is designed to describe the key objectives, attributes, and functional requirements to implement a proposed e-Filing Pilot System (e-Filing) Project for the Jordan Securities Commission (JSC). This document must be read in combination with the preliminary e-Filing Project Plan (Project Plan), attached hereto as Appendix A.1 (See the JSC Document Universe Matrix, attached as Appendix B, which contains a preliminary listing of the JSC paper-based filings for possible conversion.) The Project Plan outlines the specific e-Filing software modules, development tasks, activities and time lines to build a fully functional e-Filing System, ab initio. Further, these foundational documents, in combination, form the basis and starting point of an iterative and collaborative development process with the JSC, and its IT and Disclosure Departments. The objective of this process is to ensure that the requirements, objectives and needs of these JSC Departments are fully reflected in the final e-Filing Project Plan and this master plan document.
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تحليل اطار العمل العمل التشريعي للاعسار المالي - ارشادات حول تطوير قانون إعسار مالي جديد في الأردن

يقوم برنامج (سابق بمساعدة دائرة مراقبة الشركات لتطوير قانون الاعسار المالي الجديد يتوفر لدى الأردن حالياً اجراءات تصفية وإعادة الهيكلة المالية "صلح واق من الإفلاس" المنصوص عليها في قانون الشركات والقانون التجاري.تعتبر هذه الأحكام غير مواتية حيث يسعى الأردن لتحديث اطار عمل القانون التجاري و الاجراءات الخاصة به كجزء من الجهود لتعزيز النمو قي القطاع الخاص وعملياتالأقراض والاستثمار
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American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan Integrated Marketing and comunications Plan

The American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan, (AmCham-Jordan) was founded in 1999 under the name of the Jordanian American Business Association (JABA). The Jordanian government officially approved the registration of the JABA as a not-for-profit organization chartered with the mission of promoting trade and investment between Jordan and the United States of America.
Other      Added March 14th, 2017 11:23

Strategic Plan for KACE (King Abdullah II Center for Excellence )

The role of King Abdullah II Center for Excellence (KACE) is to promote continuing excellence in the public sector, private sector, business associations and non-governmental organizations and education services providers for increasing Jordan's international competitiveness to help secure a sustainable, prosperous future for Jordan.
Other      Added March 14th, 2017 11:27

ICT Business Registration - Classification Methodology For Jordan

The USAID-funded Sustainable Achievement of Business Expansion and Quality (SABEQ) program is a broad economic development initiative implemented by BearingPoint, Inc. and a broad team of international and Jordanian partner firms. By both supporting improvements in the business environment and providing assistance to expand innovation and productivity in Jordanian businesses, SABEQ's Sectors, Solutions, and Components all support the common objective of enhancing private the sector - Jordan's companies, innovators and entrepreneurs - as a powerful engine of economic growth. The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Classification Project is a component of SABEQ's ICT Sector, dedicated to increasing the output of the ICT Sector in Jordan. The project's objective is to create and make easily accessible indicators for the performance of Jordan's ICT Sector.
Other      Added March 14th, 2017 11:59

Key Quantative Data Points Analysis on Pharma Sector in Jordan

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report tackles an in depth study and quantitative analysis of the Jordanian Pharmaceutical sector to reveal the history of the sector and hence explore the opportunities. The study aims to provide and reflect a true image of the current market status, its history and growth trend including product segmentation of locally produced pharmaceutical products by value and volume in the local and export market. It also includes figures for the pharmaceutical business over the past five years
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Study of the Therapeutic Groups that are not manufactured in Jordan

Jordan's pharmaceutical manufacturing industry has modern and well-equipped manufacturing facilities with a number of firms achieving international certifications. The Pharmaceutical sector in Jordan, the second largest exporting industry in year 2000, exports around 70 - 80 percent of its annual production, targeting 63 countries worldwide. In addition, local production of the Jordanian pharmaceutical sector contributed to an average of 60% (by volume) of the total pharmaceutical sales in the local private market during 2003- 2006. ( These figures are dependent on report findings) The remaining 40% of the pharmaceutical sales in the local market are imported medicaments. The value of imports grew by 167% to reach US$264.6 million in 2006, up from US$99 million in 2002.
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GBC Assessment and Development of a Framework

In the wake of recent climate change and energy crises and the realization that buildings contribute to majority of energy consumption and emission of greenhouse gases, SABEQ took the initiative to address the issue of energy, water, and environmental conservation in Jordan, in an effort to reduce Jordan's energy consumption in buildings, and ultimately decrease the burden of the energy bill on the economy and reduce Jordan’s carbon foot print. SABEQ has been working closely with private and public sectors in Jordan to bring together the stakeholders and to take a step to address Jordan’s sustainable initiative. This initiative will bring the biggest change to the country. It will increase environmental, energy, and water conservation awareness and educate the public on this important issue. This will ultimately reduce energy consumption and enhance the efficiency of water use, and therefore minimize the risk of quick depletion of scarce water resources in Jordan at current consumption levels and structure. Also, this initiative will bring a whole new market to the country (the green market) related to sustainable build environment from planning, design and construction services to building products, and hence creating jobs and healthy prospering economy.
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Implementation Strategy for Business Facilitation Center in Irbid

USAID/Jordan has engaged BearingPoint to implement the Jordan Economic Development Program (SABEQ). It is an initiative to work with both the Jordanian public and private sectors to increase job levels and to enhance the competitiveness of Jordanian firms
Other      Added March 14th, 2017 12:46

Pathway to Principal and Consulting Services

A WORKSHOP FOR THE ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERING BUSINESS COUNCIL MEMBER COMPANIES This program is designed for those aspiring to be leaders and principals within their firm; as well as current principals who want to benefit from learning business essentials, concepts, and the best practices we see at the fastest growing and best performing firms in the industry
Other      Added March 14th, 2017 12:51

Packaging Sector Strategy

STRATEGY AND ACTION PLAN TO ENHANCE THE COMPETITIVENESS OF THE PACKAGING SECTOR IN JORDAN Packaging is an important industry both in Jordan and the world. It is one of the most prominent sectors within the manufacturing sector in Jordan and its importance comes from the nature of packaging being intertwined with all industries, both large and small, which makes it an integral part of other sectors such as food, pharmaceuticals, fresh fruits and vegetables, chemicals and other sectors to survive.
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White Paper on Legal Obstacles to SME Loans in Jordan

The growth of SME financing is most pronounced in emerging markets that benefit from a proper legal framework. Examples include robust economies in Asia and Latin America and in Eastern European countries that transitioned from a command to a market economy following the fall of the Soviet Union. And it matters little if a country was established on civil or common law principles because many differences have been reconciled in the interest of global harmony and economic growth.
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Sample Scouring Model with Comments to assess SME Loan Requests

Credit scoring models are used globally to process a variety of credit products. These models have led to greatly enhanced credit processing and improved loan quality, which is why lenders and regulators alike have embraced the concept. Jordanian lenders to the SME market will one day use scoring models on a broad scale and realize similar benefits. Despite the absence of a credit bureau now, several forward thinking bankers are designing scoring models and will make the necessary adjustments later, when credit repayment histories are more accurately reported. The interest in scoring models among bankers is noticeable and is spreading. For this reason, SABEQ devoted extensive time to credit scoring at a recent Credit Process Workshop held at the Association of Banks.
Other      Added March 14th, 2017 13:27

Association of Banks in Jordan E-Learning Programming

The Association of Banks in Jordan (ABJ) is the principal trade association for banks operating in Jordan and serves the country’s 23 member banks, including eight branches of foreign banks. The ABJ’s mission is to provide value-added programs to its members, strengthen cooperation between them and advance and promote banking sector interests with the government and the banking public
Other      Added March 14th, 2017 13:40

الخطة الاستراتيجية والدليل التنظيمي لغرفة تجارة اربد

تأسست غرفة تجارة محافظة إربد عام 1950 بموجب قانون الغرف التجارية رقم 41 لسنة 1949 وهي مؤسسة ذات نفع عام - لها شخصيتها المعنوية وهي ثاني غرفة تجارية بعد غرفة تجارة عمان من حيث التأسيس الحديث علما انه تواجدت في اريد غرفة تجارية في الثلاثينات من القرن الماضي
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Strategic Plan and Organizational Structure for IRCC (Irbid Chamber Of Commerce)

This Report highlights the main stages that were performed in the project of developing a strategic plan and organizational structure for Irbid Chamber of Commerce; it also highlights main findings and recommendations
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R&D AWARENESS CAMPAIGN (Arabic) - حملة توعية عن مزايا البحث و التطوير

معلومات أساسية لتنفيذ حملة التوعية عن مزايا البحث والتطوير
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RD Awareness Campaign- English

The present report comes in response to the need to organize an awareness campaign on the advantages of R&D as a tool to increase competitiveness and profitability to companies.
Other      Added March 15th, 2017 06:23

Certified Manager Training Program

A comprehensive program authorized by Institute of certified professional manager-ICPM which is the world's largest certifying organization for the management profession.
Other      Added March 15th, 2017 06:30

Firm Level Management and Technical Assistance to MonoJo

MonoJo was established in 2005 as a private shareholding company, focused on developing and producing monoclonal antibodies for cancer diagnostics, targeting local and regional markets. Currently, the Company has 20 cancer diagnostics antibodies in the pipeline, five almost ready for market, while 15 others still under development. MonoJo is planning to develop and distribute diagnostic kits as an added value product and source of additional revenues.
Other      Added March 15th, 2017 06:33

AMLU (Anti-Money Laundering unit) of Jordan

A Mapping of the Business Processes Supporting the AMLU;The Anti-Money Laundering Unit (AMLU) is Jordan’s financial intelligence unit whose primary responsibility is to collect and analyze suspicious activity reports (SARs) related to money laundering. During consultation from July 8th – July 29th, they analyzed and mapped-out the business processes supporting the AMLU in order to obtain a better understanding of the unit’s current environment and to provide recommendations for improvement. The mapping of the business processes would also help in choosing upcoming upgrades to the AMLU’s technology architecture.
Other      Added March 15th, 2017 06:40

Strategic Alignment of the AE Business Council

The A/E Business Council represents its members from the Architectural and Engineering services sector. The Council was established in 2005 and has had significant contributions to the sector most noted of which were the official re-introduction of FIDIC into the Jordanian scene; an issue that is benefiting A/E Business Council members and member firms of the A/E sector in Jordan alike. The council is also active with the Government in developing and modifying legislation for the benefit of the members and the sector as a whole. All in all the A/E Business Council is a seriously effective NGO supporting its members as best it can.
Other      Added March 15th, 2017 06:49

Environmental Licensing at Minstry of Environment

The Ministry of Environment (MoEnv) wishes to develop a modern environmental licensing system that ensures environmental protection and at the same time is consistent with growing investment and robust economic growth. The European Union (EU) concluded an 18-month consulting project in 2007 with comprehensive recommendations to MoEnv, including for an integrated Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental Licensing regulation. This report discusses the reasons that MoEnv’s Licensing Department decided not to implement the EU’s recommendations and, in response, presents recommendations for an alternative, step-by-step approach to developing a practical environmental licensing system in Jordan.
Other      Added March 15th, 2017 07:21

Review of the Proposed Draft Amendment to Article 41 of the Jordanian Customs Law

The purpose of this review is to compare provisions of the proposed draft amendment to Article 41 of Customs Law (“New Article 41”), to the current Article 41 of the Law (“Current Article 41”), to provide an opinion as to its compatibility with JUSFTA , and to highlight issues relating to the Article’s implementation.
Other      Added March 15th, 2017 07:43

Support To The Jordanian Garment Manufacturing Sector

The United States of America‘s (USA) apparel industry is going through a period of profound change. The elimination of quotas has led to an intense competition from manufacturers in low cost countries. As a result, retail buyers are placing strict demands on apparel manufacturers in terms of product quality and delivery times. Furthermore, firms are facing more challenges in the form of; rising raw material costs, high-energy and food prices, and a faltering US economy.
Other      Added March 15th, 2017 07:49

Recruitment and Retention Overview Support to the Jordanian Garment Sector

This report on the labor recruitment strategies of the apparel industry is compiled from several Mexican mature plant tours. The information offers a wide range of views on the apparel industry, including those of plant owners and supervisors, as well as those of factory workers. Using these sources, this report gives a broad perspective of the recruitment strategies used to attract new labor
Other      Added March 15th, 2017 07:57

Aligning intaj operational and hr activities with the strategic directions

int@j (Information Technology Association of Jordan) is an ICT industry-support association that embraces Jordan's ICT businesses, with a mission to promote their advancement on a local and international level, and enhance their capacity and performance. This goes in parallel with improving the dynamics of Jordan's ICT market and catalyzing all Jordan's ICT related activities. On top of that, int@j largely contributes to influencing ICT policies and strategies.
Other      Added March 15th, 2017 08:03

Capturing Organizational Reform Resources for Business Associations

USAID funded Economical Development Program (SABEQ) supports Jordanian businesses through providing technical assistance that enhances their productivity and the quality of their services. Business associations were identified as a key entry point to the different sectors and organizations that will carry SABEQ’s economic development initiatives beyond SABEQ program implementation.
Other      Added March 15th, 2017 08:28

LED Council Capacity Building Training Needs Assessment ,Plan and Training Workshop Results

This study will highlight major findings of the institutional assessment conducted for the Karak and Irbid Regional Municipalities over the period covering February-August 2008. The assessment comes as a result of the technical support provided by the USAID Jordan Economic Development Program (SABEQ) to Municipalities recognizing them as the steering and implementing arm for local economic development process in Jordan.
Other      Added March 15th, 2017 08:39

Legalization of Home Based Business in Jordan:A Preliminary Analysis and Road map For Reform

The USAID-funded Sustainable Achievement of Business Expansion and Quality program (SABEQ) has as an objective the removal of constraints on private sector competitiveness. SABEQ aims to support new investment and increase employment and innovation in Jordan’s economy by aiding in the simplification and modernization of laws, regulations and other restrictions that hamper private sector development and employment.
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Revised Corporate Governance Rating Index

Adapted from the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance (2004) (OECD Principles), the Jordan Code is a blend of both voluntary and mandatory corporate governance norms. The mandatory corporate governance norms are a restatement of best practices found in effective domestic legislation (Company Law, Securities Law) and related regulations, as well as the ASE Listing Directives. The voluntary norms are best practices designed to set a higher standard of compliance than established by the legally mandated norms
Other      Added March 15th, 2017 09:24

Training Needs Assessment: For Architecture and Engineering(AE) Business Council

This study was prepared to identify training needs and develop a training strategy for the A/E Business Council of Jordan. The authors extend appreciation to the staff of the AEBC, including Samar Kilani and Amnah Anabtawe for their input and assistance in providing information and liaison to the AEBC firms. The work would not have been possible without the gracious assistance of representatives of the AEBC member firms in responding to the Internet Survey and for taking part in personal interviews with the research team.
Other      Added March 15th, 2017 09:28

Economic Policy Unit Ministry of Industry and Trade

In recent years, economic policy research and analysis idn Jordan has been spread widely among many Government institutions, is often conducted on an ad-hoc basis, is frequently undertaken in response to immediate crises, and may not always take into account the government’s goals for sustainable economic growth. To meet the need for enhanced policy analysis, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MIT) has indicated its intention to develop an Economic Policy Unit (EPU). The Ministry has recently developed the initial concepts for the unit .1 The purpose of this report is to expand upon those concepts, establish operational guidelines and outline the work program for the launch and first year operation of the unit
Other      Added March 15th, 2017 09:31

GAM HDMU (High Density Mixed Use) One- Stop- Stop Summary End of mission Report

This document describes the involvement of SABEQ in establishing a One Stop Shop (OSS) for issuing building license for High Density Mixed Use (HDMU) developments.
Other      Added March 15th, 2017 09:40

GAP Analysis for Farmers and Agricultural Field Advisors

the National Agricultural Strategy identified weaknesses in the agricultural sector. One of the major weaknesses was the lack of training. Our goal was to recognize the areas of training that can have the greatest impact on the productivity of the sector resulting in an increase of quality exports hence, increasing the productivity of the farmers and the agricultural sector.
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Training Needs for AE (Architecture and Engineering) business council

This report identifies the training needs for each member firm of the Architecture and Engineering Business Council (AEBC). It includes the training topics each firm needs to include in its training plan for the coming year. The Capacity Building Committee at AEBC will use this report to develop AEBC’s annual training plan and to identify suitable training providers. On the other hand, each member firm will be able to manage its own training activities using the output of this assignment.
Other      Added March 15th, 2017 09:54

Jameed Subsector Analysis and Product Development

Objectives of this assignment are to: 1. Diagnose the dairy subsector jameed product in Karak and the requirements needed to sustain production levels of jameed and enhance its quality 2. Identify partner associations / stakeholders (production units) and mechanism for collaboration. 3. Identify the minimal technical and general health requirements for the production units. 4. Assess the equipment, training and marketing needs of associations under each unit in order to fulfill the minimum standards required to produce quality jameed 5. Identify the legal umbrella for an overarching entity that will overlook the management and implementation of the project.
Other      Added March 15th, 2017 09:59

ICT and Intellectual Property "Review of Employment Related Issues

At the request of Int@j we have been requested to conduct a comprehensive review of Jordanian legislation as it relates to the regulation of the relationship between the employee and the employer in connection with the ownership of intellectual property that is developed by the employee during his employment relationship with the employer
Other      Added March 15th, 2017 10:02

Qwara Cermics Factory Business Plan -Arabic

قام الصندوق الأردني الهاشمي للتنمية البشرية في عام 1990 بغنشاء مصنع خزف كوارة بهدف توفير فرص عمل للأردنيين للإنخراط في العمل الحرفي
Other      Added March 15th, 2017 10:19

Customer Service and Communication Skills Training

The medical services sector in Jordan is considered among the best in the region. This is largely due to the highly qualified caliber it employs and retains, and the government’s continuous emphasis on best practices. Though technically advanced, this sector still has a lot of potential to grow and become more attractive to patients locally and regionally. By improving the quality of customer service that this sector provides, this industry can flourish and bring about economic advancement to the country. This is a widely received idea in this sector, as the country tries to place itself as a pioneer in medical tourism in the region. One of the crucial factors that can alleviate this sector’s reputation regionally and even worldwide is the improvement of customer service provided to patients and clients in general.
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GAM Non Core Activities Spin Offand Profit Center Feasibility

Pursuant to Greater Amman Municipality’s (GAM) endeavors to encourage public sector entrepreneurship and as it embarks on organizational restructuring, GAM has launched a project titled “Enhancing the entrepreneurial mindsets among GAM’s employees” in cooperation with USAID Jordan Economic Development Program (SABEQ) and its Institutional Transformation Cross Cutting Solution. The project was divided into three phases; phase one ended in December 2007 and covered the designing of the project’s parameters. This included a) identifying some of the non-core activities that GAM could move to the private sector, b) designing an incentives scheme that encourages the employees to start such endeavor, c) developing the institutional framework of this project within GAM, and d) developing the legal framework that would enable GAM to start such an initiative. The outcomes of that phase were endorsed by GAM’s top management and SABEQ was asked to move ahead and start the second phase of this project which is the pilot phase. The third phase would be the official launch of the project as an institutionalized process within GAM.
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Financial Services Survey- SMEs in Jordan

Most banks in Jordan realize SMEs occupy a large part of the business market. Consequently, banks have formed, or are forming, SME loan departments to meet SME’s financing needs. Some banks are re-engineering strategy and credit processes while others have introduced new loan products. Nearly all banks are exploring ways to increase SME market share, but they do so at a distinct disadvantage. Why? Because limited market data exists on SME financing needs. Thus, the necessity for a Financial Services Survey aimed at SMEs.
Other      Added March 15th, 2017 11:20

Indicative FY 2009 Budget for the Jordanian - Arabic

INDICATIVE FY 2009 BUDGET FOR THE JORDANIAN DEVELOPMENT ZONES COMMISSION
Other      Added March 15th, 2017 11:26

Assessment on Current Pricing on Pharmaceutical Sector

Pharmaceuticals production is one of Jordan’s largest and most significant industries, generating almost 20% of the country’s GDP from manufacturing. The pharmaceuticals industry's importance also stems from the fact that it is Jordan’s only significant “next-generation” industry, as well as the fact that it is driven by exports. It is also “home-grown,” with no substantial foreign investment to date (unlike garments, the country’s top export), and is not based on natural resources, like potash, phosphates, and vegetables (the country’s third, fourth, and fifth largest exports).
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Public Private Partnerships

This paper describes the components of a Public-Private Partnership using a partnership formed by: the Consolidated Contractors Company and the Morganti Group Inc. (CCC/MORGANTI); Al-Balqa’ Applied University/ Al-Huson University College (AHUC); AlHuson Career Development Center (CDC); and USAID Jordan Economic Development Program (SABEQ) as a case study. The partnership was developed as part of CCC/MORGANTI’s corporate responsibility initiative and to help CCC/MORGANTI address its labor force needs from Jordan and in the region. The lessons learned from this collaboration can be applied to partnerships in other economic sectors. The paper draws on principles supported by the literature about Public-Private Partnerships, and offers step-bystep procedures for effective partnerships.
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Assist Jordan Enterprise in Recruiting Process of Long Term Technical Experts

The consultant has signed a consulting agreement with the Economic Development Program ("SABEQ") to provide professional services to assist Jordan Enterprise in the recruiting process of three technical experts based on a written scope of work signed by SABEQ and the consultant.
Other      Added March 15th, 2017 12:55

Developing A National Supply Strategy for Jordan

This study investigates the conditions in Jordan covering inflation, competition, consumer policy, institutions, external and internal conditions, and sources of phenomena such as "sticky downward prices" and provides a set of extensive recommendations to ameliorate the impact of supply shocks and enable the creation of a properly functioning supply policy. As summarized below, a proper supply policy starts from designating stakeholders and a supply policy leader or champion
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Capacity Building Training of Trainers Workshop For The Jordan National Forum For Women Innovation,Project Management and Marketing

Although women’s organizations in Amman are highly competent and have played a major role in the past decade, organizations working towards women’s economic advancement in rural areas still operate from a welfare point of view with little or no in-depth understanding of Local Economic Development strategic directions. The Jordan National Forum for Women (JNFW), established in 1995, has a membership of 120,000 volunteers across Jordan working to achieve 5 objectives that shape its future outlook.
Other      Added March 15th, 2017 13:37

Research Design for Labor Supply and Demand Study in Mafraq and Irbid

The USAID Jordan Economic Development Program (SABEQ) is supporting the Mafraq and Irbid Development Zones in their efforts to attract new high-quality investments, through providing technical assistance and consulting services. One of the critical factors affecting the decision of the investor to invest in development zones is the quantity, quality and availability of labor force. In order to provide investors with valid information about the labor force, a scientific study of labor situation reflecting supply and demand is required. Therefore, the SABEQ program contracted Dajani Consulting to carry out the Labor Supply and Demand Study first in Mafraq and then in Irbid, to identify the labor profile and the gaps within the labor market.
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Supporting the Development Zones Regulatory Framework

This report briefly summarizes findings from an approximate 12-day mission by the author to Jordan in November/December, 2008, to review existing draft regulations and provide guidance on further regulations and implementing instructions to be administered by the Development Zones Commission under the recent Development Areas Law No.2 for the Year 2008
Other      Added March 15th, 2017 13:53

Corporate Governance Course : Quizzes and Exercises

What is corporate governance? A) set of rules and procedures aimed at expanding the company’smarkets b) A series of structures and processes for the direction and control of a company c) A series of rules and procedures for monitoring competitors’ governance processes d) A series of rules and procedures for production management
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Corporate Governance - Outline

This report to Explain business forms and increase awareness of the implications of corporate governance on the roles of shareholders, stakeholders and some theoretical concepts; Forms of Business Ownership and Separation of Ownership and Control.
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Iribd Chamber of Industry Strategic Management Plan

This main objective of this assignment is to carry out the main recommendations of the assessment conducted earlier by SABEQ which was working on developing the Chamber’s institutional structure by: • Preparing a strategic plan that defines the Chamber’s future vision, strategic orientations and role in achieving the national and local goals and the way to achieve it. • Developing an organizational structure which clarifies the chain of command, the relations between the different units, tasks at various levels and job descriptions, so as to guarantee role distribution and authority delegation and decrease centralization.
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An Assessment of Several Regional Investment Proposals in Jordan

The six project proposals covered in this report include the following: • Kinanah Women Association Dried Herb Project • Jameed Production and Packaging in Karak • Lemon Juice Processing in the Jordan Valley • Citrus Value Chain Development • Ghour Safi Grading and Packing Facility Feasibility Study and Development Strategy • Central Market Box Project
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Gender Awareness Session For the Customs Department Staff

The objectives of these sessions were: 1. Raise Jordan customs employees’ awareness of the importance of creating an enabling environment for women working in the customs offices in Zarqa, Sahab and the Airport. 2. Generate interest of women employees to work in the three centers. 3. Identify next steps for creating an enabling environment for women working in the customs offices in Zarqa, Sahab and the Airpo
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Progress of Intellectual Property Rights Legislation and Enforcement in Jordan vis-a vis the special 301 report

The aim of this report is to highlight key developments in IPR legislation and enforcement in Jordan during 2008, and to identify any remaining weaknesses. This effort comes in response to USTR’s call for public comment to support the inclusion or exclusion of U.S. trading partners such as Jordan from the IPR Special 301 Watch List.
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Official Loan Surrport Program for SMEs

This Report analyzes loan support programs in North America and Europe and describes the special programs created to assist SMEs caught in the credit crisis. In North America emphasis is placed on loan guarantee programs. Clearly, neither the U.S. nor Canada funds these programs with a view of returning profits to the treasury. Programs in the UK and Europe received more funding recently because of the credit crisis. The UK continues to offer a mix of grants, loan guarantees and direct loans, while Europe utilizes mainly loan guarantees along with medium to long term credit lines to banks. Risk sharing is standard with lending banks. Most importantly, both the UK and Europe commissioned a study to identify inefficient program practices, improve utilization and increase cooperation among participants. In both cases recommendations were made public and implemented
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ICC Training and Capacity Building Center

This business plan has been developed to serve as a blueprint that presents a clear operational roadmap for the Training and Capacity Building Center at the Irbid Chamber of Commerce (ICC). This business plan also serves as a working document on which to base future strategic decisions regarding the inception of the Training Unit’s business operations and activities after identifying the internal strengths and weaknesses and the market opportunities and challenges, and setting a corresponding operational strategy for optimal business development
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JFBPW (Jordan Forum For Business and Professional Women) Startegic Plan

The Jordan Forum for Business and Professional Women (JFBPW) is a not-for-profit business association that was established in 1976 for the purpose of serving the Jordanian business and professional women, and increasing their contribution to the development of the national economy of Jordan. It is the first such association to be established in Jordan with the aim of empowering women at a time when their participation in the national economy was still something of a rarity and a luxury most could not afford.
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JGate Multi Media Presentation

The USA clothing industry is going through a period of profound change. The elimination of quotas has led to intense competition from manufacturers in low cost countries. As a result, retail buyers are placing strict demands on apparel manufacturers in terms of product quality, and delivery times. To make things more challenging, clothing firms face rising costs of raw materials, high-energy and food prices and faltering economy. In order to adapt to this situation and remain competitive, US clothing firms have been forced to make some big changes in their sourcing strategies. Many firms have decided to foster close strategic relationships and partnerships with suppliers in order to maximize costs-quality, and optimize lead times. Jordan should adopt this change as an opportunity to gain more customers with higher value products, due to their advantageous duty-free preference, their good overall quality and delivery reputation.
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Handicrafts Market Demand Analysis

The purpose of this assignment is to identify the main handicraft sub-sector with the highest demand and identify the main products sold under each category. The analysis of the market demand study is based on interviews with major retailers and on surveying a sample of the largest producers of three main handicraft sub-sectors, which are textile products, ceramics and pottery and mosaic products.
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Labor Demand Study in Mafraq

The SABEQ program is supporting the KHBTDA in Mafraq in its efforts to attract new high quality economic investment, through providing technical assistance and consulting services. One of the critical factors affecting the decision of the investor is the quantity, quality and availability of labor force. In order to provide investors with valid information about the labor force, a scientific study of the labor situation reflecting labor demand is, required. Therefore, the SABEQ program contracted Dajani Consulting to conduct the Labor Demand Study (LDS) in Mafraq to identify the labor profile and the gaps within the labor market.
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Strategy and Action Plan to Implement the Merger of JIE(Jordan's Industrial Estate) and FZ (Free Zone) Regimes

The Government of Jordan (GOJ) is moving ahead with merging the Jordan Industrial Estates Corporation (JIEC) and the Free Zones Corporation (FZC). The merger program was suspended in recent months pending the completion of an asset valuation exercise which has now been finalized, and the passage of a proposed income tax code intended to replace all investment incentives with a simplified income tax regime, which has not been passed by Parliament. However, in the interim, Parliament enacted new legislation extending the Aqaba Special Economic Zone (ASEZ) regime to development areas to be established throughout Jordan under the direction of the Development Zones Commission (DZC). The Development Areas Law significantly changes the regulatory and policy environment for Industrial Estates (IE) and Free Zones (FZ) in Jordan.
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Local Wholesale Markets Operating Efficiency Implementation Plan

Interest in the marketing of cut flowers in Jordan started since the eighties of the last century. At that time, producers initiated and organized the marketing process of flowers, which resulted in the establishment of the Cooperative Producers of Cut Flowers. This producer’ cooperative is involved in presenting and supporting the farmers and traders of cut flowers at the Flower Market (Bourse) in Amman, which is the biggest market in the kingdom. The market sells the flowers to all governorates in the Kingdom. Another small market place for cut flower exists in Safout/Balqa’a; however, its sales are limited to the capital city Amman.
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Developing an efficient SME Credit at Banks in Jordan

BearingPoint, Inc. is one of the world's leading consulting firms, employing over 15,000 professionals worldwide, and serving more than 2,500 clients including major international organizations, governments, multinational corporations, small and medium-sized businesses, and other organizations
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Transportation Model For Al -Tajamouat Industrial Estate

Al-Tajamouat Industrial Estate represents a modern micro city containing factories, dormitories, shops and education facilities in addition to administration buildings. Currently, there is a continuing drop in Jordanian employment as transportation is an important contribution to this decline; 1. Providing for transportation to job seekers is economically debilitating to the Jordanian employee 2. Lake of adjustment system forces the Jordanian employee to leave home early and arrive home late 3. Providing transportation for Employees is costing companies substantially different amounts and stretches an already low profitability margin.
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Assessment and Improvement of the Current Carbon Trading

In order to increase the competitiveness of Jordanian businesses in the international carbon credit market, it is necessary to fully understand the state of play of the Clean Development Mechanism in Jordan. It is also important to understand the key gaps and needs, so as to create the most conducive and enabling environment to seize this opportunity, bring maximum value to Jordanian business, and lead the carbon market regionally.
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Market Demand Assessment For Outsourcing Sector

AN ANALYSIS OF DEMAND, SUPPLY, AND STEPS REQUIRED TO DEVELOP THE BPO SECTOR IN JORDAN; Recognizing the potential of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) to contribute to sustainable economic growth and create high quality jobs for Jordanians, the Hashemite Kingdom has begun to proactively seek ways to position its growing IT and IT-enabled services (ITES) industry as a leading regional provider of outsourcing services. Jordan’s BPO Initiative enjoys substantial support from business and government leaders alike. However, to date there has been no concerted effort to formulate a strategy to drive and coordinate efforts to grow the industry and market Jordan as a leading investment location.
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EDAMA Action Plan

Establishing Jordan’s Leadership in Energy, Water, and Environmental Productivity; EDAMA, Arabic for “sustainability,” is a private sector-led initiative that seeks to maximize Jordan's renewable energy generation; create a vibrant new economic sector of energy businesses; drive research, development, and commercialization of Jordanian technologies; build public awareness; and advocate for policies that will make Jordan a model of energy efficiency, water conservation, and environmental stewardship
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BPWA - Business Professional Women- Second Annual Ambassadors Conference

In the year 2007, the BPW-A submitted a proposal to SABEQ requesting financial support for the call center project. SABEQ approved a grant of JD 57,500 in November 2007, supporting the set-up and first year operation costs for the Amman and Zarqa call centers. The Amman call center and the Zarqa call center have both been set up. The Amman Call center is operational since March 2008. The Zarqa Call center will commence its operations in May 2009. The Amman Call Center partnered with the private sector (E3mar); a specialized customer contact center that operates in Jordan, to provide call center and PC software, communications hardware, communication links, IT backbone, management, marketing, agent salaries and benefits, and other headquarter overhead
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Design of an Irbid Public Private Forum on Regulatory Simplification

USAID/Jordan has engaged BearingPoint to implement the Jordan Economic Development Program (SABEQ). The objective of the program is to work with both the Jordanian public and private sectors to increase job levels and to enhance the competitiveness of Jordanian firms. The program is organized into the following five components: • Financial Integrity, Oversight and Broadened Capital Markets • Expanded Trade and Investment • Enhanced Business Environment • Enhanced Productivity (Improved People/Improved Products) • Cross-cutting (labor/workforce, ICT, gender, outreach/communications)
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Liquidity Managment and De-Leveraging for Commercial Banks

Presentation of the Liquidity Management and Deleveraging for Banks in Jordan
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Recommendations for EDAMA Capital Network Organization and Action

This report recommends the initial design for the Capital Network, its responsibilities and implementation action plan. It provides a reference point for the participants in the Capital Network, and can be used to explain the operating resources sought for the Network from SABEQ and others.
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Market Assessment and Demand Forecast For The Jordan Dead Sea

The Dead Sea Development Zone will transform Jordan’s dramatic Rift Valley landscape and unique properties of the Dead Sea into a premier global tourism destination. Already a popular attraction and leisure getaway for Jordanians and foreign visitors, the declaration of the Dead Sea as a “development zone” will significantly enhance the development prospects and tourism revenue generated by this natural wonder
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Good Packaging and Printing Practices for Pharmaceutical Industry

Packaging and Printing are both important industries within the manufacturing sectors in Jordan and the world. They are the most prominent sectors in Jordan; and their importance come from the nature of packaging being inter-twined with all industries both large and small, which makes it an integral part for food, cosmetics, agriculture, chemicals and others.
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Market Demand Assessment and Marketing Strategy for Medical Tourism

While there are various predictions on the actual size of the Medical Tourism market, there are clear indications that global outsourcing of medical care is becoming an industry. Between the increasing uses of telemedicine, the growth of US hospitals abroad, and the general increases in medical costs, there are opportunities for countries and hospitals providing high quality medical care at competitive costs. Indeed, medical tourism is deemed advantageous to developing health markets where educational standards are high and labor costs are low.
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A Plan for Moving Forward

APPROACH For the purposes of charting a way forward, the following is a high level action plan that allows for the implementation of the Customs Single Window. It is recognized that not all of the recommendations presented in this report will necessarily be implemented. This will be up to the discretion of Jordan Customs to determine which recommendations would be most beneficial to address given other considerations within Jordan Customs. But all of the objectives presented in this action plan should be implemented for the Single Window and all future long term successes.
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Orientation Guide for EAM Maliban Satellite Factory

This orientation tool kit was developed as part of SABEQ support to EAM Maliban Satellite Company in Central Shounah to recruit and train 600-800 women from Central Shounah area. The objective of the tool kit is to convey to new workers in a simple, interesting, and straightforward manner basic information about their rights, obligations and professional behavior in the factory, in the form of questions and answers. The questions include all inquiries that the new entrants may have regarding the factory systems and practices in addition to acceptable behavioral standards expected from the workers.
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Analysis of the Impact of MoE Ban on the Importance of Recycled Plastic Resin

The plastic recycling and manufacturing industry in Jordan is an important component of the manufacturing sector in Jordan, providing environmental benefits, as well as job creation through the manufacture of plastic products for use, both within Jordan as well as for export.
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Preparing Pesticide Residue Testing Laboratory for Accreditation

The production of fresh fruits and vegetables in Jordan has been, and still is, the nucleus of income and development of the rural areas, where approximately one fifth of the Jordanian population resides. The contribution of agriculture to GDP was approximately 3.8% in 2002, and increased to a constant 4.1% between 2003–2005 and reversed back to 3.9% in 2006. Due to its year-round warm climate, Jordan is able to export fresh fruits and vegetables year round, giving it a competitive advantage over other markets
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Allocating industrial Land Use in Jordan

This report briefly reviews central and local GoJ initiatives to zone and map land in Jordan for industrial use. The primary concern of government regarding industrial land use is to ensure land is appropriately allocated among competing users, i.e. residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural while minimizing the environmental, infrastructural and social impact of land use. The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) has successfully developed a long-term land use master plan for the city, including an industrial land policy. The newly established Amman Institute is applying its experience at GAM to promote urban planning excellence throughout the region, including industrial zoning programs in Irbid, Zarqa and Salt. The GAM industrial land policy has identified three areas in Amman to accommodate new and existing industry with sufficient space to meet demand for industrial land for likely another fifty years.
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ABJ Consumer Focus Groups For Market Research

Due to dynamic changes in the region specially the banking sector, it is very important for banks and banking sector players to have a full and real insight to market perception and attitude. This project was executed to implement the report on recommendation for banking sector research developed June 2008. Such results will enable banks and sector stakeholders to have a better understanding of banks’ customers’ perception and reaction towards their work, hence have a better understanding of customer’s needs and wants and will enable them to develop and offer solutions to satisfy such needs and wants.
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Navigating Proposal Writing ; A Workshop For Jordanian Researchers

If you needed additional funding to fully pursue your research, how would you go about pursuing it? Writing a grant proposal is the avenue for receiving funding for research. This handbook and accompanying workshop are designed to provide guidance for writing proposals for research grants. This handbook provides a roadmap for writing a proposal, covering various topics from drafting the proposal to the review process. The focus is on the proposal writer. Upon completion, the proposal writer will be ready and willing to undertake the task of writing a grant proposal.
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Concept paper Risk Capital Fund to Support SMEs and EWE(Energy,Water and Environment) Projects

Traditional sources of financing such as banks, leasing companies and existing venture capital funds are reluctant to finance new and expanding SMEs or related EWE projects. The global “credit crisis” has only added to the degree of difficulty in obtaining such financing. Clearly, more creative financing is needed that will target and provide for the financing needs of SMEs and EWE projects. This paper (the Paper) will introduce a special purpose risk capital fund (the Fund) as an alternative to traditional financing sources.
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Business and Professional Women- Amman (BPW-A) Website

In a continuous effort to aid in the development of Jordan and its communities, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has supported the launch of the Business and Professional Women- Amman (BPW-A), an association of dedicated female professionals with the goal of increasing women’s economic participation in Jordan.
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Private Dead Sea Bus Transportation Company

Based on extensive consultation with owners and operators of hotels within the Dead Sea, a need was identified to enhance access of workers to the area through the establishment of a private bus transportation company and terminals. As part of its initiative to improve employment opportunities and competitiveness of the area, the USAID Jordan Economic Development Program (SABEQ), has provided technical assistance to support the operators and owners of tourism development projects develop a business plan for the proposed company.
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Green Building Codes

USAID-funded Economic Development Program SABEQ issued a report on “Green Building Codes Assessment and Development of Recommended Framework’’ and distributed it to all relevant stakeholders from both the public and private sectors for review and feedback,a workshop was conducted with the participation of representatives of the stakeholders. The purpose was to present and discuss the findings of the report and the proposed recommendations. The intent of the workshop was to reach a consensus on the most applicable approach for Jordan to adopt in order to enhance the green movement through "building green". During the workshop, two different approaches were presented to the participants highlighting both the advantages and disadvantages of each approach
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Estimating Energy Potential of BioGas from Al-Akeeder Landfill

Al Akeeder landfill is the largest landfill site in Northern Jordan. The site serves more than 20 municipalities that comprise about 70 towns and villages and receives an average daily amount of 700 tones of solid waste. The site operation started in 1981. The only criteria used in the selection of the landfill site were low land cost and low population density within the vicinity of the site. Nowadays, the site is surrounded by several population centers. Due to the emissions generated from the site, Al Akeeder is considered as one of the hottest environmental spots with several adverse environmental impacts.
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Badr Adduja Marketing Plan

Part of SABEQ‘s Support to the members of The Jordan Forum for Business and Professional Women (JFBPW) in Developing Marketing Plans; USAID Jordan Economic Development Program (SABEQ) through its InsTran component, thought providing such technical assistance to JFBPW members will improve JFBPW image and credibility among members through creating success stories that will contribute to increasing membership that will eventually lead into financial sustainability. This commensurate well as supporting selected JFBPW members with well thought-out marketing may lead to increasing revenues and exports of the sectors in which the selected members operate, and might even increase the number of jobs available at those businesses due to their possible growth.
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Development of Engineering Companies Qualification System

This project was a tumultuous one as it presented major difficulties in data and opinion generation. Moreover, immediate evaluation of the current system and initial consultations with members of qualified firms resulted in identifying the need for introducing change but fell short on identifying any road map that could be taken as an indication of development.
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Financial Management Training

Jordan is distinguished for having the largest per capita percentage of engineering degree graduates in the world. As such, the country has much latent talent. Moreover, Jordanian architecture and engineering companies have distinguished themselves; the Agha Khan award has been bestowed upon more Jordanian firms than any other nationality. Jordanian engineering firms are increasingly exporting their services to the GCC, and many companies now act as a design back office for larger international engineering companies that work in the Gulf. The Architects & Engineering sector in Jordan forms a gross output of 70 million and 1% contribution to the GDP, and it has the capacity to produce at least twice its current output. The fast growth in the Architects & Engineering sector is posing several major challenges to the firms,
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MBO Cross Agency Work Plan and Methodology

The new Development Zones Law of 2008, which was passed by Parliament in early 2008, establishes a set of specialized rules to facilitate regional investment. Its goals are "enhancing the economic capability of the kingdom, attracting investments and creating an advanced investment environment for economic activities", according to Article 3 of the new legislation. The new legislation is part of Jordan's efforts to substantially increase the flow of productive direct investment. The Development Zones Commission (DZC) was established in 2008 as the regulatory authority responsible for the Development Zones.
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Surveying Skills and Techniques Workshop

As per the request of the Greater Irbid Municipality to upgrade the skills of 35 surveyors working at the Municipality on surveying skills and techniques, a training workshop was designed and implemented to train the surveyors/assistants on proper surveying techniques and on the use of high end surveying equipment in the field such as Total Station and its associated software programs. The training needs were assessed to identify the areas that the surveyors/assistants lack and design the workshop to address the skills gap. In addition to the proper use of Total Station equipment and its related surveying software programs, the training focused on the execution of the Master Plan works, and manipulation the surveying data into professional maps and drawings.
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Review and Recommendations for PC(Professional community) Improvment Sustainability and Handoff

As the Professional Communities Initiative concludes at its first stages, and prepares for management handoff from SABEQ to a local organization, feedback from members showed that there is a need to consider re-designing some activities to meet the members’ needs and retain attract members and assure sustainability. This report recommends possible PC amendments and new activities to strengthen the PC initiative and its contribution to the enhanced productivity of Jordanian firms.
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Silsal Marketing Plan

Part of SABEQ’s support to the members of the Business & Professional Women – Amman [BPW-A] in developing comprehensive marketing plans.Silsal ceramics was started in 1991 as a social development project with the aim of preserving and nurturing Jordanian talents… traditional potters who have inherited their skills over the generations and budding artists with creative abilities. Silsal is currently owned and run by Mrs. Reem Habayeb with the creative side of the business managed by her daughter Samar as well as two administrative and sales staff, an accountant, and a driver.
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Analysis and Recommendations for Customs Tarif Reform

During the past decade, the Jordanian economy has embarked on a period of renewed growth, which has resulted in strong (real and nominal) GDP growth, rising per capita GDP and rising export performance. Since 2000, the year of Jordan’s accession to the WTO and negotiation of key trade agreements with the US and the Arab region, real GDP has grown at an average annual rate of 6.6 percent, and per capita GDP has grown at 3.5 percent per annum.
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Creating an Effective Internship Program

The level and pace of economic growth depends, in part, on the availability of a qualified and willing labor force. USAID Jordan Economic Development Program (SABEQ) workforce development activities include developing and using processes to assess current and emerging labor force demands and supplies as well as promoting strategies that increase the quantity and quality of an appropriately skilled labor force.
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Trade Adjustment Assistance in Jordan

Tariff policies in Jordan have provided high levels of protection to domestic industries producing products that substitute for imported commodities. Such protectionist policies provide little basis for long run growth, particularly for economies with small domestic markets. Sector studies carried out as part of an analysis of the tariff structure in Jordan demonstrate that the current levels of protection have not, in fact, promoted the development of competitive industries in Jordan, but instead have encouraged protected firms to focus almost exclusively on the small domestic market behind high tariffs. This has acted as disincentive to firms becoming efficient either through capturing scale economies or meeting the product standards necessary to enter export markets. The sector studies reveal that a number of these domestic sectors are already in relative decline in terms of market shares.
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Human Resources Best Practices

Human resources systems and procedures are an indicator of best practices in the architecture and engineering (A&E) sector. While this sector in Jordan has an accumulated experience that spans decades, one of the weaknesses found in most of the firms is the lack of appropriate human resource (HR) systems. The following survey is designed to help the local consultants and Zweig White analyze the top five needed areas of HR that companies in the A&E sector need. It will be sent to all member firms of the A&E Business Council, to be filled electronically on an internet site.
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Assessing Business Gender Equitable Development and Training Service

This baseline survey will be distributed to participating companies to measure the degree of their business environment friendliness towards female employees. This survey is part of a project to advance gender-equitable practices in private sector firms.
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JNC (Jordan Nursing Council) Continuous education provider Acccreditation

The Jordanian Nursing Council (JNC) is an independent agency serving the government of Jordan to improve nursing practice within Jordan. It provides services to nurses of Jordan for improving nursing practice and the healthcare. Unlike professional nursing associations in the United Sates, the JNC serves nurses without paid or elected membership and operates form a strategic plan associated with the Ministry of Health. The JNC governed by a Board comprised of 13 representatives of the health care community under the direction of Her Royal Highness Princes Muna Al Hussein and the operations leadership of Secretary General, Da'ad Shokeh.
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DSDC (Dead Sea Development Company) Marketing Plan

Jordan’s recently established Dead Sea Development Area has the potential to receive significant private sector led investment into large-scale tourism-related property development, hospitality-related services and physical infrastructures. To do so in a competitive global tourism industry, the Dead Sea Development Company (DSDC), in partnership with other Jordanian public sector entities not least the Development Zones Commission will play a proactive and dynamic role in preparing product, identifying potential partners, marketing investment opportunities to target investors and undertaking and completing property development transactions that represent good value for DSDC stakeholders and which will make significant contributions to Jordan’s growing tourism offering.
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Expanding Trade and Economic Coooperation with Jordan's Neighbors

Jordan’s economic relations with its closest neighbors, Iraq and West Bank, have grown over recent years despite the ongoing tensions and security concerns in the region. Iraq remains one of Jordan’s primary export destinations, accounting for just under one-seventh of total Jordanian exports. Jordan is, in return, one of Iraq’s largest sources of imports, behind China, Turkey and the US. Iraqi exports to Jordan, however, have actually declined over recent years, both in terms of oil and non-oil goods. While Jordan’s trade ties with Iraq are already relatively strong, economic ties with the West Bank remain weak. Jordan’s exports to West Bank amounted to $50 million in 2008, one percent of Jordan’s total exports to the world. Imports from West Bank were less than $35 million in 2008.
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Trainees manual -level 3 (Arabic)

مدراء المستقبل:برنامج تدريبي يستهدف حديثي التخرج العاملين في الصناعة من اجل تعزيز مكانتهم الوظيفية كمدراء في مصانع قادرة على المنافسة ومستدامة وخضراء
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Trainees manual -level 1 (Arabic)

مدراء المستقبل:برنامج تدريبي يستهدف حديثي التخرج العاملين في الصناعة من اجل تعزيز مكانتهم الوظيفية كمدراء في مصانع قادرة على المنافسة ومستدامة وخضراء
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Trainees manual -level 2 (Arabic)

مدراء المستقبل:برنامج تدريبي يستهدف حديثي التخرج العاملين في الصناعة من اجل تعزيز مكانتهم الوظيفية كمدراء في مصانع قادرة على المنافسة ومستدامة وخضراء
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BPWA (Business Professional Women-Amman) Second Annual Ambassadors Conference

BPW-A serves as a gateway to promote leadership, education, and job-linked training for women across Jordan. It is engaged in a wide range of developmental projects that aim to improve the quality of women’s participation in the labor market in the Kingdom. It also aims to develop a formula to create a balance between the professional and personal lives of working women.
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Enriching the Professional Communities Portal with Learning Resources

USAID funded Jordan Economic Development Program (SABEQ) supports Jordanian businesses through providing technical assistance that enhances their productivity and the quality of their services. Professional Communities (PC) is a critical SABEQ initiative; it supports knowledge diffusion within targeted sectors through enabling Jordanian professionals to participate in online and in-person activities aimed at improving their technical skills and providing networking opportunities amongst them.
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FDI Attraction and Creating Local Demand

Jordan faces energy and water scarcity challenges which are among the most acute in the world • Addressing these energy and water challenges will help Jordan progress toward key strategic and economic objectives, including: – Decreasing dependence on foreign energy sources – Generating jobs and investment
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Workplace and Adaptation Skills Training to Women Workers

The Jordan Economic Development Program- (SABEQ), USAID funded works on building the capacity of the workforce with special focus on gender integration. SABEQ has developed a manual on workplace adaptation and the required skills of the workers and recently, the Jordan Forum for Business Professional Women (JFBPW) approached the workforce development and gender integration solution team, to discuss ways of collaboration in which SABEQ may help train 5000 women to be employed in Middle East Complex (MEC) in Jordan. This initiative is coordinated through a public private partnership between The Ministry of Labor National Center for Employment and Training, MEC and JFBPW. The program started training 53 women on technical skills, after which these women placed in on the job training at the factory, and they lacked skills that are leading many women to quit or requested to leave.
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Labor Force Profile of Dead Sea Development Area

The Labor Force Supply and Demand Profile of Dead Sea Development Area represents the results of a field survey study conducted during October 2009, covering the existing companies within Dead Sea Area in addition to the population residing in the neighboring areas of the area within Balqa and Madaba governorates, focusing on Swaimeh's community.
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Economic Scenario Planning

The USAID funded Economic Development Program (SABEQ) in its overall economic cooperation with the Government of Jordan, conducted economic scenario planning sessions to explore possible outcomes in response to potential challenges that may arise. By formulating and conducting discussions around these scenarios among stakeholders, the objective was to uncover potential opportunities and threats that can enhance or undermine Jordan’s continued development. The expectation is that Jordan will develop a range of potential actions leading to response plans.
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Identify Requirements for Transportation Inftrastructure in the BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) Zone

A transportation preliminary study for Irbid Development Area (IDA) has been developed considering the current demand issues of two Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies, namely CrystelCall and Extensya. The demographics of Irbid and the Northern Governorates was also evaluated in addition to the current transportation modalities and an operational model was concluded. The operational model benefits from the availability of Irbid to IDA and Amman to IDA public transportation as a primary modality in addition to the necessity of providing additional transportation through either ownership or subcontracting. In all cases, a financial model was developed taking the current realities into consideration and the outcome proved to be more economical than what companies are currently paying their employees as a stipend for transportation, in addition to the added benefit of IDA offering a service to its companies to entice them to invest in IDA.
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Shabakat Program

Shabakat Al Ordon is a not-for-profit limited liability company, incorporated in Jordan in 2005 to institutionalize the NetCorps Jordan program launched by HMK Abdullah II in 2002. Shabakat youth integrate information and communication technologies in the day-to-day lives of their communities to positively transform our families, education, businesses, environment and community.
Other      Added March 19th, 2017 14:05

Conducting A Survey of the Export Furniture Industry in Jordan

Jordan Furniture Exporters and Manufacturers Association, JFEMA, is a nonprofit association established in the 2004. The core purpose of JFEMA is to solely represent the Jordanian furniture exporters and manufacturers in Jordan on a regional and on an international level. It does that through delivering a wide range of needed services including sector promotion and marketing, export readiness consultation, networking, workforce training and maintaining information system.
Other      Added March 19th, 2017 14:06

EWE CleanTech FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) Attraction

To promote energy independence and economic growth, Jordan aims to attract more foreign direct investment (FDI) in the clean tech / EWE sector • Initial analysis conducted in December 2009 suggests Jordan is more likely to compete for investment in solar than in other “clean” technologies (wind, biofuels,etc.) • Key stakeholders such as the Ministry of Energy and Development Zones Commission agree that solar is a viable target for FDI attraction
Other      Added March 19th, 2017 14:16

An SME Credit Scoring Model Illustration-Small Retail Business

Credit scoring models are used globally to process a variety of loan applications including SME loan applications. As stated in the previous Report, scoring models bring considerable institutional and economic benefits to the loan process including: • Speed • Accuracy • Objectivity & quantifiable results • Fewer bad debts • Regulatory acceptance
Other      Added March 19th, 2017 14:21

Streamlining Government Employment Services

Different governmental and semi-governmental entities offer public employment services in Jordan. The Ministry of Labor is seeing an opportunity in streamlining the functions carried out by the different entities for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the employment services, which will result in providing better employment services to job seekers and job providers; the businesses.
Other      Added March 19th, 2017 14:25

Qualifying Pesticieds Testing Laboratory for Accreditation

This report summarized the outcomes and findings of the post assessment activities conducted on 2nd December 2009 to assess the readiness of the Pesticides Residues Laboratory in the Ministry of Agriculture to apply for accreditation. This was done by evaluating the degree of system implementation and fulfilling other requirements conveyed to the laboratory earlier
Other      Added March 20th, 2017 06:20

A Manual for Regulatory Impact (RIA) Assessment

This Manuel lists the steps needed to implement a sound and coherent regulatory Impact Assessment, serving a certain policy through the incorporation of and refinements to systems for regulatory impact analysis producing a more efficient regulation and delivering better regulatory outcomes
Other      Added March 20th, 2017 06:22

A Manual for Stakholders Consultation

This Stakeholders consultation manual sets the standards for public structured engagement with stakeholders that involves seeking, receiving, analyzing and responding to feedback from stakeholders. The main purpose of any consultation is to soloist views and comments form the stakeholders at large and other interested parties on the need to revise issues whereas it is important to assess the costs and benefits of any possible change to existing regulatory regimes or policies before applying the changes.
Other      Added March 20th, 2017 06:24

Business Licensing Legislation and system for Home Business in Greater Amman

Home-based businesses are currently prohibited in Jordan except for a limited “housewife exception”. Despite this prohibition, a number of micro businesses operate from homes on an informal basis. Comprehensive studies that were conducted by USAID Economic Development Program (SABEQ) indicated that this prohibition constitutes a significant burden on micro businesses and entrepreneurs. Moreover, it does not take into consideration the need of those with special needs, thus encouraging informal activities. Studies also indicated that home based businesses can be important incubators of new enterprises and can generate significant economic activity
Other      Added March 20th, 2017 06:28

Marketing and Communications Plan for Pomegranate Producers Through Jordan Exporters and Procedures Associations (JEPA) For Fruits and Vegetables

The primary objective of this marketing and communication plan is to provide the Jordan Exporters and Producers Association for Fruit and Vegetables (JEPA) with insight and direction to the marketing and communication planned activities that the association can carry out in order to assist in marketing the pomegranate sector in Jordan.
Other      Added March 20th, 2017 06:31

HR Strategy and Organization Manual

For architecture and engineering firms, human resources management means carrying out four basic functions: staff recruitment, staff retention, staff development, and minimizing employment related liability issues. Because these firms sell the time, expertise, and advice of people, human resources management should be one of firm leaders’ primary concerns.
Other      Added March 20th, 2017 06:37

Performance Appraisals Manual

The purpose of this manual is to allow HR staff members to create an effective performance appraisal process and develop templates by which to measure employee growth and accomplishments. Having written standards in place for performance appraisals and reviews, which managers follow and employees understand, is vital to retention. These protect the firm and the employees by documenting the quality of work and allowing a forum for feedback regarding the firm.
Other      Added March 20th, 2017 07:26

Recruitment and Selection Manual

Overwhelmingly, staff recruitment and selection is one of the biggest challenges that architecture, engineering, consulting engineering, and environmental consulting firms continue to struggle with. Firms often fail to identify the right candidates to fill crucial spots—whether according to professional accomplishments or cultural fit. Hiring the best candidate requires establishing a system of recognizing what the firm wants and needs in a role where the candidate will be a success and ultimately the firm as well.
Other      Added March 20th, 2017 07:35

Succession Planning Manual

A critical, but often overlooked area of Human Resources management is succession Planning, the process of identifying, developing, and grooming the next generation of organization leaders. Particularly for architecture, engineering, consulting engineering, and environmental consulting firms, where knowledge and skill tends to reside in the most senior staff, having a structure and process to catalog and capture competencies and using them to prepare successors is critical to long-term success.
Other      Added March 20th, 2017 07:39

Training and Development Manual

Staff training and personal skill development is a key factor for architecture and engineering firms in attaining their key business objectives. Without continued learning and professional development, a firm can become stagnant and stale. Employees can feel stunted in their career growth and seek opportunities elsewhere. Most firm leaders understand this and recognize the value of a dynamic, effective training program for their managers, technical professionals, and administrative staff.
Other      Added March 20th, 2017 07:43

Labor Force Profile of Irbid Development Area

The labor force profile study for Irbid Development Area aims at identifying the labor demand by the private sector firms in the Area, as well as, the labor supply in Irbid Governorate, in terms of qualifications, training, available skills, previous experience, job preferences, etc. The results of the labor supply and labor demand analysis will reveal important information about the level of match and the gaps between what is needed by the private sector and what workforce is available in the surrounding area. Those results are expected to guide the Development Company and the DZC in the decisions that they should make to bridge the gap between the demand and supply and thus increase the chances for Jordanians in Irbid Governorate to obtain jobs in the Development Area
Other      Added March 20th, 2017 07:55

Jordan Valley Geographical Information Systems Land Survey

In 2008, The USAID Jordan Economic Development Program (SABEQ) developed, based on a request from the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, a Land Use Plan for the North East Dead Sea Basin (a 42 Km long land stretching between Sweimeh and Wadi Mujeb). The Plan protects the unique natural and environmental features of the Area allowing efficient land and asset management. It thus provides a balanced approach to guide the Government of Jordan in accomplishing further concession of lands for development while incorporating means to protect what is valuable about these unique resources.This report aims at providing required support to the Development Zones Commission (DZC) to obtain geographically accurate and up to date base line information accessible in a digital format to support the development of phase II of the Master Plan for the Northern Dead Sea Basin.
Other      Added March 20th, 2017 08:20

Hospital Customer Care Policies Manual

This document can be used by Jordanian hospitals to ensure that the principles of patient centered and customer care are utilized to plan and deliver health care services. This document is not intended to be prescriptive but rather to be used as a reference guide for health care providers to enhance overall commitment to deliver better quality health services and patient satisfaction . The experiences of patients/families of health care vary considerably. Some patients may have an occasional intervention while others have a more permanent and long-term relationship with a service provider depending on the nature and extent of their need. Therefore, it is important to involve patients and their families in the management of their care and treatment. Hospital customers are patients, families, employees, doctors, suppliers, trainees and students. This document sheds light on principles of customer satisfaction in a hospital setting, and outlines efficient customer satisfaction policy. The document also addresses tips and advice to effectively handle customer complaints. As well, since all hospital staff should assume some degree of responsibility to customer satisfaction, this document highlights the roles and competencies needed for various staff levels at the hospital.
Other      Added March 20th, 2017 08:26

Three Dimensional Movie Showcasing Land Use Plan for North East Dead Sea Basin

Based on a request from the Development Zones Commission, the attached video was developed to reflect the vision for the Dead Sea and its land use plan. The video (3-4 minutes), showcases the land use plan for the North East Dead Sea Basin and reflects the vision for the area demonstrating potential for tourism and economic development and showing different attractions and amenities that the Dead Sea will offer emphasizing on the natural resources that make the Dead Sea so unique.
Other      Added March 20th, 2017 08:31

Market Assessment and Demand Forecast for Jabal Ajloun Development Company (JADA)

The Ajloun Development Zone is a 2,200-dumum development area that is situated in a prime location within the Jabal Ajloun Development Area (JADA).1 The development of the land, which was within military ownership, was mandated to the Ajloun Development Company. The ultimate objective of this development will be to create an economic stimulus in the area, which will hopefully spur private sector activity and improve the standard of living of the people residing in the Jabal Ajloun Area. The property is considered to be one of the largest pieces of continuous, government-owned, non-Harraj land in the entire Jabal Ajloun Area.
Other      Added March 20th, 2017 08:35

AEE (Association of Energy Engineers) Chapter Development and CEM (Certified Energy Manager)Training

The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) is a nonprofit professional society of over 12,000 members and over 18,000 certified professionals in 78 countries. The mission of AEE is “to promote the scientific and educational interests of those engaged in the energy industry and to foster action for Sustainable Development
Other      Added March 20th, 2017 08:39

HR Training Workshop at the 4th National Job Fair

This report is based on the consulting agreement with USAID Jordan Economic Development Program (SABEQ). It is part of SABEQ imitative to support the Ministry of Labor in conducting national job fairs which is expected to increase the number and quality of jobs in the regions.
Other      Added March 20th, 2017 08:45

Entity Green Recycling

Providing Comprehensive Recycling Services Sustainably;Entity Green Training incubates sustainable businesses and implements specialized training programs. EGT is a company that benefits the environment both directly and indirectly through green programs and resource stewardship. At the same time, EGT projects are socially inclusive opportunities that provide marginalized people with access to skills and employment.
Other      Added March 20th, 2017 11:48

Enhance Green Collar Skills Among University Gradutes

The program targets factory employees recently graduated from universities, and aims at enhancing their managerial skills and encouraging them to deepen their ambition to build their professional life, in order to improve the sustainability and competitiveness of their industry, with special emphasis on social responsibility, environment and good work ethics
Other      Added March 20th, 2017 12:20

Supporting the A and E BC(Business Council) in Developing HR Framework

The project goal is to assist the Architecture and Engineering (A&E) Sector to play a key role in the overall Economic Development of Jordan through improving the efficiency and effectives of the human resources management practices for the A&E Business Council members
Other      Added March 20th, 2017 12:25

Jabal Ajloun Area-Conceptual Master Plan Design Report

This report combined by the power point presentation and drawings represents the work done to produce a conceptual master plan for a Resort Community in the Anjara Military Base, which is the first early action project identified by the "Master Plan, Environmental & Economic Study, and Institutional Setup for Jabal Ajloun Area" Report prepared by PA Consulting Group and Business Insights Consultants
Other      Added March 20th, 2017 12:30

LED Fundraising Toolkit

In June 2010, the USAID Jordan Economic Development Program completed a plan for the Development Zones Commission that identified a Local Economic Development Strategy for the Sweimeh Community. Using the primary objective of the Development Zones Commission in the promotion of Local Economic Development to benefit the local community, the plan identified three pillars: Employability, Income Generation and Local Governance. As a result of these efforts, this fundraising toolkit has been created to develop a process for the Development Zones Commission to identify and attract funding to implement activities that achieve the objectives of these three pillars
Other      Added March 20th, 2017 12:40

Guideline For Gender Equitable Employment Practices

Attention to gender equality as well as the political, social and economic empowerment of women has increasingly received attention over the years from international donors, governments, and development practitioners. The First World Conference on Women in Mexico City in 1975 marked the consolidation of an international women’s movement that sought to draw attention to some of the ways in which women were being discriminated against in education, employment, the law, the economy, and the political sphere, among others – and how national and international development activities were perpetuating rather than removing this discrimination. Among other outcomes this movement led to a key international treaty: the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
Other      Added March 20th, 2017 13:02

JIB Targeted Investment Promotion Plan Report

The main purpose of the work was to help JIB´s management in the process of training and developing the Investment Promotion team in the best practices of Investment Promotion and moving forward in the transition from theoretical models to pragmatic real life promotion work. Additionally, in the absence of an Investment Promotion Coordinator or Manager, the consultant was asked to guide and orient the various members of the team, “coaching” them in their activities and showing them how to start up an efficient and effective Investment Promotion effort in their sectors.
Other      Added March 20th, 2017 13:35

Strengthening Coordination for Women's Economic Participation

To anyone observing the scene of women economic integration in Jordan, it surely comes across as a busy one. Many stakeholders have realized the importance of increasing women’s economic participation and have opted on designing and executing programs addressing this issue. However, and despite the compelling need to coordinate efforts amongst the various key players working on this theme, little is done to facilitate this coordination.
Other      Added March 20th, 2017 13:40

National ICT Training Academy Strategy

A Structural and Operational Guide for Sustainable Workforce Development in Information and Communications Technology.According to the 2010 World Economic Forum competitiveness indicators, Jordan is categorized as an “efficiency driven” economy. In order to make the transition to an “innovation driven” economy and thus take its place among the world’s leading economies, Jordan must increasingly focus on the creation of higher value jobs that are created by domestic and foreign investment in strategic sectors.
Other      Added March 20th, 2017 13:52

OECD(Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development's Declaration and International Investment and Multinational Enterprises

OECD’s Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises (The Declaration) dates from 1976 and is a policy commitment by the governments of OECD countries on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises to concentrate efforts on three areas of their economies.
Other      Added March 20th, 2017 13:56

Ghour Al-Safi Grading Facility

This assignment is undertaken as part of USAID Jordan Economic Development Program’s contribution to improve the competitiveness of key economic sectors in Jordan including the agricultural sector. In 2009, SABEQ developed a business plan for a grading facility in Ghour Al- Safi. This led to a partnership between the municipality of Ghour Al-Safi, a private investor and SABEQ to establish the facility. Accordingly, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Municipality and SABEQ according to which it was agreed that the municipality of Ghor Al-Safi will contribute by providing a hanger, the private investor will contribute by investing in the required machineries and equipments and running the operations while SABEQ will renovate the Hangar.
Other      Added March 20th, 2017 14:02

Communication Strategy

The purpose of this presentation is to set the guidelines & strategy for the Development Zones Commission’s communication on both external & internal levels.
Other      Added March 21st, 2017 08:03

MIT (Ministry of Industry and Trade ) Economic Counselors Portal

Primus has developed an improved; SharePoint based Economic Counselor’s Portal which is incorporated within the rules and regulations that govern the Ministry of Industry and Trade operations. The Portal is web based, user friendly and it supports the Arabic language. The portal utilizes Microsoft SharePoint services that can help improve the ministry’s effectiveness together with the economic counselors by providing comprehensive content management and enterprise search, accelerating shared business processes, and facilitating information-sharing across boundaries for better business insight.
Other      Added March 21st, 2017 08:22

Business Development Unit Design

Design Jordan continues to achieve success through the products it produces and markets in international exhibitions. To augment its commercial reach, it has created a unit that will focus on increasing revenues by exploiting the skills and actions necessary to take advantage of market opportunities.
Other      Added March 21st, 2017 08:28

Site Investigation and Geo technical Evaluation of the Hanger in Ghour Al-Safi

This report presents the findings of the site investigation and geo technical and concrete evaluation for the existing hangar.
Other      Added March 21st, 2017 08:33

AlKarak (CDC) Career Development Center

As part of the efforts to enhance employability of Jordanian youth, and in order to provide needed training and assistance for university students to help them bridge the gap between academia and the job market, the USAID funded Jordan Economic Development Program supported Mutah University in establishing the first career development center in the south. Mutah University was selected after rigorous evaluation of two applicants to the same grant. An appointed committee from The Program selected the university based on diversity of courses taught, availability of facilities and number and diversity of enrolled students.
Other      Added March 21st, 2017 08:38

Community Water Harvesting Systems Project

Jordan is classified among countries with limited water resources and in fact is the lowest on a per capita basis. The available water resources per capita are falling as a result of population growth and are projected to decrease from less than 160 m3 /cap/year at the present to about 90 m3/cap/year by 2025, putting Jordan in the category of an absolute water shortage. The scarcity of water in Jordan is the single most important constraint to the country’s growth and development because water is not only considered a factor for food production but also for economic development. As a result of this scarcity, the demand on Jordan’s water resources has far outpaced its supply.. The deficit is made up by the unsustainable use of groundwater through overdrawing of highland aquifers, resulting in lowered water table in many basins and declining water quality in some. In addition, the deficit is overcome by rationing the supply of water to the agricultural sector.
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Good Agricultural Practice

An increasing number of studies, including those from the World Health Organization (WHO), cite overuse of fertilizers and pesticides as among the chief causes of illness. Overuse of fertilizers and pesticides have grave environmental implications, which is why countries around the world are exploring ways to protect the health of their citizens while at the same time being good stewards of the environment. Global Good Agriculture Practices (GAP), known as GLOBALGAP, is a standard developed for the agriculture sector in order to ensure food security. The purpose of this project was to establish in Jordan one standard for Good Agricultural Practice by minimizing detrimental environmental impacts of farming operations, reducing the use of chemical inputs, and ensuring a responsible approach to worker health and safety with different product applications capable of fitting to the whole of global agriculture.
Other      Added March 21st, 2017 13:09

Intaj Advocacy Program Grant Program

Int@j, the Information & Communications Technology Association of Jordan, is an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry-support association founded in 2000 with the aim of improving the dynamics of Jordan's ICT & ICT Enabled Services (ICTES) markets and developing the Kingdom's ICTES related activities. Membership is open to all companies operating in Jordan in the fields of software development, support, application, telecommunications, value-added assembly and distribution of ICTES products and services, and is also open to the suppliers and users of these industries, along with universities and other parties supporting ICTES training and promotion.
Other      Added March 21st, 2017 13:34

JSC E-filing Disclosure Project

The e-filling Disclosure Project will provide Jordan Securities Commission (hereinafter referred to as “JSC”) with a comprehensive solution to handle its ongoing processes and transactions. The developed system will enhance the JSC Disclosure framework by automating the current physical disclosure process for material events, financial statement and other disclosures required of public companies listed on the Amman Stock Exchange (ASE). The automation of the disclosure process will also enhance the timeliness and dissemination of disclosure information to the investment community, improving the transparency and visibility of Jordan's ASE listed public companies.
Other      Added March 21st, 2017 13:50

The Packaging and Labeling Unit at Beit Al Bawadi

The overall objective of the Packaging and Labeling Unit within the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Develvopment (JOHUD) was to support the competitiveness, profitability, outreach, and sustainability of socio-economic industrial and vocational projects undertaken or supported by the JOHUD
Other      Added March 21st, 2017 13:59

Export Coaching Program for Five ICT Tier 2 Firms

This is the end-of-project report for the project Export Coaching Program that included five second-tier information and communications technology firms. The Jordan Exporters Association and int@j administered the program, which ran from January-August, 2010. The initiative’s overall goal was to assist five Jordanian ICT companies in entering appropriate Middle Eastern markets in order to establish sustainable exports.. The specific objectives of the program were: - To improve the ICT companies’ export marketing and management skills; and - To help participating companies develop functional Export Marketing Plans (EMP) for their target markets
Other      Added March 22nd, 2017 06:59

Export Manual a Practical Guide to Developing Export Markets

The complexities of international markets create many challenges and opportunities to businesses. Advances in information technology and communications, coupled with trade liberalization and the elimination of barriers to trade, have given goods, services and capital unprecedented mobility and created new business opportunities. These factors have increased the pressure on small- and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) in Jordan and across the world to adapt faster to changes in order to survive and be able to move outside of their trade borders.
Other      Added March 22nd, 2017 07:03

Export Readiness Assessment Report

This report outlines the results of the export-readiness assessment conducted under the TOR “Export Coaching Program for five ICT Tier 2 Firms”. The purpose of the assessment was to evaluate the level of export readiness and export potential of eight Jordanian companies in the ICT sector mainly involved in the design, development and provision of software. The results of the assessment are used as the basis for the selection of five firms which will take part in the Export Coaching Program (ECP) carried out with the ICT sector.
Other      Added March 22nd, 2017 07:07

Impact Assessment - PME(Performance Monitoring And Evaluation ) Methodology and Tracking Tools

In 2008 the program developed an impact framework based on the three key initiatives around which the bulk of the program's efforts naturally cluster;Inserting Jordan into Global Value Chains in the Program's Identified Key Sectors'Catalyzing Regional investment and developing an innovation cluster around energy,water and the environment(EWE)
Other      Added March 22nd, 2017 07:20

Labor Force Profile of Ma'an Development Area

The Ma‟an Development Area (MDA) is the only development zone in the South of Jordan which is regulated by the Development Zones Commission (DZC). The MDA has achieved excellent investment results in a relatively short period of operations. The labor aspects of Ma‟an represent a major challenge to the MDA and the potential investors, which is why the Ma‟an Development Company (MDC) is interested in labor force profile indicators as a planning and promotional tool. Dajani Consulting prepared the labor force profile based on the methodology used in other development areas. The labor profile consists of:  Data analysis of a sample of workforce in Ma‟an, collected using a customized survey tool.  Data collected from potential projects/investors during interviews with key persons, in addition to conceptual designs and plans of future projects to be introduced in MDA.
Other      Added March 22nd, 2017 07:26

DAP (Development Agreement Package ) Submitter Requirements for Master Developer to the DZC (Development Zone Commission)

The Development Zone Commission of Jordan (DZC) is the responsible entity for releasing public land to those entities interested in entering the Development Zone Program as Master Developers. It is also responsible for assigning the Development Zone regime to those entities who own their land and wish to enter the program as Master Developers of said lands. The main objective of the DZC is to create an environment that actively contributes to attracting, developing and promoting targeted economic sectors. To accomplish the latter, the DZC will provide Master Developers and end users of Development Zones with the best services that add value to their business through the implementation of a private sector led development model under a Public Private Partnership framework.
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Export Coaching Program for AE and Environmental Firms

This document is the end-of-project report for the Export Coaching Program conducted with six Jordanian Architecture, Engineering and Environmental companies. Competence Management Consulting implemented the project between June, 2010 and March, 2011.
Other      Added March 22nd, 2017 08:02

Training program For installing and maintaining SWH (Solar Water Heating) energy system

The South Company for Construction and Development (SCCD) is a privately held company, wholly owned by the King Abdullah II Fund for Development (KAFD), mandated by His Majesty to develop the South of Jordan through projects that will bring about social and economic benefits to Jordanian citizens. In partnership with the Jordan Industrial Estate Corporation (JIEC) and Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, SCCD established the Ma’an Development Company (MDC) with a mission of developing, managing, and promoting the Ma’an Development Area (MDA), a project of four interrelated clusters, the Residential Community, Industrial park, Hajj Oasis, and Skill Development Center.
Other      Added March 22nd, 2017 08:06

Green Building Education Report

This report was prepared in response to a TOR to deliver series of educational/training programs including a public workshop for the A&E Business Council, a workshop at the University of Jordan on greening of buildings, a visit to the Jordan University of Science and Technology during which EcoHouse issues were discussed, and the facilitation of LEED Instructor training (ToT) for Jordan Green Building Council from April 22-2728, 2011 in Amman, Jordan.
Other      Added March 22nd, 2017 08:12

Export Coaching Program for Food Manufacturing Companies

This document is the end-of-project report for the Export Coaching Program that included Jordanian food manufacturing companies. Competence Management Consulting implemented the project during the period from January 10, 2010 to April 30, 2011.
Other      Added March 22nd, 2017 08:30

DFZC Environmental LR(Low Risk) economic Activities Manual

The environmental clearance process is a critical part of the One Stop Shop of the Development and Free Zones Commission. No economic activity may be granted an operational permit (and hence proceed to operate) without having been environmentally cleared first.
Other      Added March 22nd, 2017 08:34

SEMP (Strategic Environmental Management Plans) of Ma'an Mafraq and Irbid

The Development and Free Zones Commission had enabled, through a USAID-supported initiative, three rapid environmental assessments (REAs)1 to be carried out for each of the previously established Ma‟an, Irbid, and King Hussein Ben Talal-Mafraq Development Zones for the benefit of their respective master developers. This comes in the spirit of partnership with the master developers and as part of DFZC‟s ongoing efforts to enhance economic capacity within the Kingdom, creating an advanced investment environment for economic activities, while safeguarding the environment, water and natural resources as stipulated by its Law
Other      Added March 22nd, 2017 08:46

Export Development Programs

A GRANT TO THE JORDAN EXPORTERS ASSOCIATION;This document is the end-of-project report for Grant # 2010-03-JEA. Through this grant JEA conducted a series of export capacity building programs and activities for Jordanian enterprises across the manufacturing and services sectors. The activities were designed to enhance their export performance and diversify domestic exports to non-traditional markets, such as the US and the EU in addition to the region.
Other      Added March 22nd, 2017 08:51

Graduate Internship Program (GIP)

The Jordan National ICT Strategy aims to develop a strong Jordanian Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Sector to contribute to sustainable economic growth, job creation and empowerment.
Other      Added March 22nd, 2017 09:04

Specifications Requirements For Master Developer Submissions to The Development And Free Zones Commission

As set-out in Law No.2 of 2008 and its modifications contained in Law No. 38 of 2010,(The Law). The Development and Free Zone Commission of Jordan (DFZC) is the responsible agency for releasing public land to those entities interested in entering the Development and Free Zone Program as Master Developers. It is also responsible for assigning the Development and Free Zone regime to those entities that own their land and wish to enter the program as Master Developers of said lands.
Other      Added March 22nd, 2017 09:17

DFZC Invitation for Qualification Template for The Development and Free Zones Commission

The Government of Jordan wishes to promote effective private sector participation in zone development within the framework of Law No. 2 of 2008 and its amended by Law No. 38 of 2010 (The Law). The Government or Jordan has empowered the DFZC to implement the Law.
Other      Added March 22nd, 2017 09:20

Green Building Situation in Jordan

Green Building Situation in Jordan can be characterized by the following:  High proportion of engineers in Jordan.  Energy and water are in short supply.  Implementation of existing Jordanian policies related to design and construction is a challenge.  Currently Jordan has 55 LEED AP, 15 LEED Registered Projects, 1 LEED Certified Project  Jordan Green Building Council (JGBC) was created three years ago as a NGO using principles similar to USGBC.  JGBC strategy is to become a regional center of excellence and intellectual capital center.  JGBC is involved with the development of the LEED International rating system through the International Roundtable.
Other      Added March 22nd, 2017 09:33

Transforming Madrasati Schools To Green Building

A green school is a healthy, high performance school that monitors its ecological footprint. A high performance school is one that provides a healthy learning and working environment for its students, making it a model of sustainability and provides a blueprint for the community, parents, teachers and small businesses in the area as to how to collaborate to implement this vision
Other      Added March 22nd, 2017 09:45

Summer Internship Program

One of the major factors negatively affecting the unemployment rate and the ability of the private sector firms to hire Jordanians is the mismatch between the Jordanian academic institutions outputs and the labor demand by the private sector. One way of bridging the gap and creating the link between academic institutions and the private sector is through internship programs that expose the students to the world of work at an early stage, so that they will be ready to join the workforce upon their graduation. It is expected that LoYAC’s internship program will enhance the employability skills of fresh graduates which will lead to better opportunities for employment.
Other      Added March 22nd, 2017 09:52

Market Intelligence Unit

Under the USAID Grant, the Architects/Engineers Business Council (A/E BC) spent the last 12 months implementing the Marketing Intelligence Unit's (MIU) action plan previously developed and funded by SABEQ. This Unit is meant to build the capacity of the A/E BC through the hiring & training staff, providing funding for the development of services and products (access to information, market research, studies, training, organizing trade missions and participation in international events) in which all interested parties will have access to once fees are collected.
Other      Added March 22nd, 2017 10:44

Build the Capacity of Market Intelligence Unit Coordinator at the AE

The objective of project is to build the capacity of the MIU coordinator at the A/E BC to be able to perform his role more effectively and provide relevant and up-to-date market information services to A/E BC member companies. This will ultimately help enhancing the Unit’s role in supporting members in developing local and export markets, and enhancing the A/E BC as a reliable service provider for the architecture and engineering sector in Jordan
Other      Added March 22nd, 2017 10:49

CMMI Grant Completion Report

CMMI® for Development from the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, USA is an improvement approach that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes. CMMI can be used to guide process improvement across a project, a division, or an entire organization. CMMI helps integrate traditionally separate organizational functions, set process improvement goals and priorities, provide guidance for quality processes, and provide a point of reference for appraising current processes.
Other      Added March 22nd, 2017 10:52

Enhance Managerial Skills University Graduates Working in Industrial Factories

The training program targeted recently graduated private and public sector employees, focusing on enhancing their managerial skills and encouraging them to deepen their ambition to build their professional life. The program sought to improve the participants’ input and involvement in their workplaces with special emphasis on social responsibility, environment and good work ethic..
Other      Added March 22nd, 2017 10:57

Jordan Economic Development Program Quarterly Report

As it completes the initial extension period under its contract, the USAID Jordan Economic Development Program continued to build on its strategy to transfer knowledge to its stakeholders, thereby creating a legacy of empowerment, economic growth, and sustainable development. Salient to this strategy is both the ongoing reform work with public sector counterparts like the JIB, DFZC, MoPIC, and MIT, as well as the work of six innovation clusters in key economic sectors. These clusters are creating a mechanism for sustained dialogue and action involving a wide variety of public and private sector stakeholders, as well as representatives from academia, the donor community, and non-governmental organizations. The Program’s strategy during the extension period is a culmination of its work over the last five years, ensuring sustainability, innovation, and competitiveness. In light of this, the Program is pleased to present the Quarterly Performance Report covering its activities during the October-December 2011 period.
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CARANA Jordan - Economic Growth Assessment

The USAID/Jordan Economic Growth Office asked CARANA Corporation to undertake an Economic Growth Assessment under the BEAM (Business Enabling Environment for Agile Markets) Project. The assessment started on November 4, 2011, beginning with a literature review, which was followed up by two weeks of interviews in Jordan with over 65 stakeholders during the November-December 2011 period. A draft report was presented to the by the assessment team on January 18, 2012, and comments were received from the mission during the briefing and in written follow-up. This final report is submitted on February 7, 2012.
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BPO Sector Marketing and Investment promotion Plan for DZC

Starting from its current, relatively modest base of front-office service providers, Jordan’s BPO industry has the potential to be a significant driver of economic growth, foreign direct investment and thousands of quality jobs for Jordanians. Jordanian stakeholders must focus on developing clear competitive differentiators with respect to other regional players, both by focusing on clear market niches and positioning Jordan as a credible option in the market
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