Business Licensing Legislation and system for Home Business in Greater Amman


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Amal Awad, Shreen Abbadi from Al-Jidara and Tawfiq Tabbaa, Amal Hassan from SANAD Law.

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USAID/Jordan Monitoring and Evaluation Support Program (MESP) USAID/Jordan Monitoring and Evaluation Support Program (MESP)
(Muna Mansour)

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SABEQ (Sustainable achievement of business expansion and quality)


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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

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