Pages

53 pages

Published

July 2017

Update frequency

On a semi-annual basis

Format

PDF, Horizontal, Screen friendly

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TABLE OF CONTENT


Comprehensive View On The Economy

 

1.      Economic structure

Part of the country’s economic profile, economic structure section gives readers useful views to understand what matters for Jordan’s economy.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the size of the Jordan’s economy in relation to world’s major economies?
  • What is the size of Jordan’s population?
  • What is the demographic structure of Jordan? Is it favorable for economic growth?
  • How has the structure of Jordan’s GDP changed over the years?
  • How much does the Jordan’s economy rely on external trade?
  • How does economic freedom in Jordan compare to others?

2.      Competitiveness

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Jordan’s competitiveness in the global level. It also covers the country’s attractiveness to foreign direct investment.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • Which stage of economic development is the Jordan’s economy in?
  • What is the minimum wage in Jordan and how does it compare to others?
  • How competitive is Jordan?
  • How are Jordan’s competitive factors compared to those of other countries?
  • Is it easy to do business in Jordan?
  • How good is Jordan in attracting Foreign Direct Investment?
  • What are most problematic factors in doing business in Jordan?

3.      Economic development

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Jordan’s economic development, average income and its distribution, poverty as well as other development indicators.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the level of income for an average person in Jordan?
  • What is the poverty rate in Jordan and how does it compare to others?
  • Is unemployment the issue for Jordan?
  • How is income distributed in Jordan and how does it compare to others?
  • What is the current level of human development in Jordan?
  • How has quality of life in Jordan changed over the years?

4.      Economic growth

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Jordan’s recent economic growth, its key drivers and well as the growth outlook for the coming years.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What has been the growth rate of Jordan’s economy over the past 10 years and how does it compare with others?
  • What were the key growth drivers for the Jordan’s economy in the last year?
  • What were the source of growth for Jordan’s economy in recent years?
  • What is the growth outlook for Jordan’s economy over the next 3 years and how does it compare with others?

5.      Economic stability (Macro risks)

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Jordan’s macro-economic risks, including inflation, financial sector, budget deficit as well as balance of payment and exchange rate.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the risk of inflation in Jordan and how does it compare with others?
  • How healthy is the Jordan’s banking sector?
  • What is the fiscal risk in Jordan?
  • What is the likelihood of raising tax?
  • What is the balance of payment risk for Jordan?
  • How good is the country in getting foreign exchange by the mean of commerce?
  • What is the FX risk? How has the currency performed compared to other currencies?

Appendix 1: Key Economic Projections 2016-2022

From IMF’s World Economic Outlook Report April 2017.

  • GDP growth
  • Inflation
  • Population
  • Unemployment rate
  • Government budget and debt
  • Current account

Appendix 2: DOING BUSINESS 2017

Detailed rankings and scores for Jordan and comparable economies.

  • Starting a business
  • Dealing with construction permits
  • Getting electricity
  • Registering property
  • Getting credit
  • Protecting Minority Investors
  • Paying taxes
  • Trading across borders
  • Enforcing contracts
  • Resolving Insolvency