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Jordan, which has very little oil production and limited ways of acquiring foreign currencies, is actively trying to globalize its economy. Focusing on economic growth through the foreign direct investment and free trade, Jordan's per capita GNI grew by 250% over the past 10 years. On the other hand, its economic growth has been slow since the global financial crisis originated in the U.S. in 2008, due to the characteristics of its economic system highly depending on the foreign countries. Besides, the recent fiscal deficit of the government is widening because of the natural gas import pause/cutdown from Egypt and the large influx of Syrian refugees. In this wise, the country has historically been affected by the conflicts in the neighboring countries such as Palestine, Iraq and Syria. For the development of Jordan, JICA's support to Jordan primarily focuses on: "Support for Self-reliant and Sustainable Economic Growth" through assisting tourism sector development and effective utilization of natural resource, "Poverty Reduction and Minimizing Social Disparities" through supporting socially vulnerable groups such as Palestine refugees that has long history in Jordan, persons with disabilities and women, and "Investment for Peace Building and Regional Cooperation" through assisting rapidly increasing Syrian refugees and providing trainings for neighboring Arab countries in Jordan that has relatively higher education and technical levels in the region.

Office Information
JICA Jordan Office
(P.O.Box 926355, Amman 11190, Jordan)

What's New

April 2, 2018 Closing the Project for Improvement of Services at Village Health Centers in Rural Host Communities of Syrian Refugees
February 2, 2018 JICA President Award to Jordan's First Local Sovereign Sukuk Issuance
August 5, 2016 UNHCR and JICA launch Electricity Training programme for Syrian Refugees in Zaatari Refugee Camp
March 28, 2016 Newsletter
January 21, 2016 Newsletter

News & Features

November 30, 2018 JICA President Kitaoka Holds Talks With King Abdullah II of Jordan
November 28, 2018 Signing of Dollar-Denominated Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Jordan: Improving the business environment in Jordan, which has received a large influx of refugees from Syria, to contribute to self-reliant economic development
May 2, 2018 Signing of Grant Agreement with Jordan: Strengthening waste management capacity to contribute to improvements in sanitation and the living environment in the north where there are many refugees
November 17, 2017 Poverty Reduction and Regional Stability through Economic Growth and Employment: JICA Leaders Report the Latest on the Mideast and Europe and Japanese Assistance

More on JICA's Activities in Jordan


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