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Jobs Diagnostic : Jordan (English)

This report provides a detailed diagnostic of the Jordanian labor market. It finds that labor market outcomes are worsening in Jordan. It has one of the lowest levels of labor force participation in the world, and only one out of every three working-age Jordanians has a job. ... See More +

Working Paper 143662 NOV 01, 2019

Winkler,Hernan Jorge; Gonzalez,Alvaro S. Disclosed

Measuring Social Norms About Female Labor Force Participation in Jordan (English)

This study conducted a large-scale, representative survey of social norms for female labor force participation in three governorates of Jordan. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8916 JUN 26, 2019

Gauri,Varun; Rahman,Tasmia; Sen,Iman Kalyan Disclosed

Mashreq 2.0 : Digital Transformation for Inclusive Growth and Jobs : Executive Summary (Arabic)

The Mashreq countries must fully leverage digital infrastructure as well as their relative strengths in transforming their economies. The report lays out the strategic importance of digital infrastructure for countries in the region, takes stock of its status, and provides recommendations. ... See More +

Report 138325 JUN 25, 2019

Disclosed

Mashreq 2.0 : Digital Transformation for Inclusive Growth and Jobs : Executive Summary (English)

The Mashreq countries must fully leverage digital infrastructure as well as their relative strengths in transforming their economies. The report lays out the strategic importance of digital infrastructure for countries in the region, takes stock of its status, and provides recommendations. ... See More +

Report 138325 JUN 25, 2019

Disclosed

Addressing Spillover Effects of the Syrian Crisis : Strengthening Collaborative and Inclusive Approaches in Jordan (English)

Jordan has received a large influx of refugees posing various challenges at the national and local level with the largest impact on the northern governorates which have been hosting the largest number of refugees. ... See More +

Report 136418 APR 01, 2019

Disclosed

Strategic Assessment : The 2019 Project Pipeline for Jordan and Investment Opportunities (English)

Jordan's growth model is highly dependent on investment, with contractions in the magnitude,quantity and efficacy of investments being key drivers in the sharp deceleration of growth since 2010. ... See More +

Working Paper 135708 FEB 28, 2019

Harake,Wissam Disclosed

Jordan - Agriculture Sector Adjustment (English)

Brief 139953 JAN 01, 2019

Disclosed

Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - Jordan (English)

Sixteenth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulation in 190 economies, Doing Business 2019 covers 11 areas of business regulation. ... See More +

Working Paper 131741 OCT 31, 2018

Disclosed

How Does Poverty Differ Among Refugees ? Taking a Gender Lens to the Data on Syrian Refugees in Jordan (English)

Data collected for refugee registration and to target humanitarian assistance include information about household composition and demographics that can be used to identify gender-based vulnerabilities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8616 OCT 17, 2018

Hanmer,Lucia C.; Arango,Diana Jimena; Rubiano Matulevich,Eliana Carolina; Santamaria Bonilla,Julieth Andrea; Viollaz,Mariana Disclosed

Jordan - Housing Sector Assessment - Housing Sector Review (English)

This report aims to support the Government of Jordan (GoJ) in improving housing sector performance. In 2016, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan requested the World Bank’s technical support to develop a housing sector review to update the Housing Strategy adopted in 1989. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS0000232 JUN 08, 2018

Molfetas-Lygkiaris,Aris; Hamilton,Ellen; Acero Vergel,Jose Luis; Wille,John R.; Tammaa,Waad; Xiao,Yuan; Mints,Victor; Ababsa, Myriam Disclosed

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan – Understanding How Gender Norms in MNA Impact Female Employment Outcomes (English)

Do women in Jordan want to work? How do men feel about working women in their family? To what extent do personal beliefs and societal expectations influence a woman's decision to work and why should this matter in development interventions? ... See More +

Working Paper ACS25170 JUN 01, 2018

Disclosed

Jordan - Supporting Youth Engagement and Participation : Summary Note (English)

Jordan is at a critical juncture for prosperity, social progress and peace. Though Jordan has done well in terms of economic growth and achievement of human development indicators in the past decade, economic growth has slowed down over the past few years. ... See More +

Working Paper 126770 MAY 30, 2018

Disclosed

Urban Growth Model and Sustainable Urban Expansion for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (English)

The Urban Growth Scenarios for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (2015-2030) is a project developed in coordination with the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs to outline sustainable development paths for five Jordanian cities: Amman, Irbid, Mafraq, Russeifa and Zarqa. ... See More +

Working Paper 127105 MAY 01, 2018

Disclosed

Jordan Economic Outlook - Spring 2018 (English)

Jordan's economy remains in a low-growth scenario. Improvements in tourism and mining and quarrying are expected to have driven timid improvement in growth in 2017; however, the economy remains burdened with ongoing uncertainty in Syria, slow revival of economic cooperation with Iraq, and economic slow-down in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). ... See More +

Brief 125254 APR 01, 2018

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Jordan Economic Outlook - Spring 2018 (Arabic)

Jordan's economy remains in a low-growth scenario. Improvements in tourism and mining and quarrying are expected to have driven timid improvement in growth in 2017; however, the economy remains burdened with ongoing uncertainty in Syria, slow revival of economic cooperation with Iraq, and economic slow-down in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). ... See More +

Brief 125254 APR 01, 2018

Disclosed

Working for the people in Mashreq (English)

Between fiscal year 2014 and 2018, the World Bank financed around 35 IBRD/IDA projects in the Mashreq Region, totaling approximately US$8 billion. ... See More +

Working Paper 125558 JAN 01, 2018

Ziade,Mona; El Khalil,Zeina Disclosed

Educating students for jobs, stability, and growth : Luminus : transforming vocational education in Jordan (English)

Youth unemployment rates in the Middle East and North Africa region currently 31 percent are the highest in the world. For female youth in the region, the figure rises to 48 percent. ... See More +

Working Paper 124229 JAN 01, 2018

Disclosed

Urban Growth Scenarios : Guidebook (English)

The urban growth scenario methodology facilitates the understanding of various possible outcomes related to specific urban policies. This methodology analyzes the performance of aforecast scenario in a variety of indicators, calculated from the characteristics of the city. ... See More +

Working Paper 127106 JAN 01, 2018

Disclosed

Financial and institutional analysis and technical assistance plan for the Greater Amman Municipality (English)

The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) is a high-capacity municipality with many financial and institutional strengths. It is uniquely positioned within Jordan, has a relatively high institutional capacity (including having developed a five-year plan and a long-term financial forecast), generates significant annual operating surpluses, and has a very good relationship with its major banker. ... See More +

Working Paper 121373 NOV 12, 2017

Disclosed

Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Jordan (English)

Doing Business 2018 is the 15th in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. ... See More +

Working Paper 120935 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

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Jobs Diagnostic : Jordan (English)
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NOV 01, 2019 143662 Working Paper
Measuring Social Norms About Female Labor Force Participation in Jordan (English)
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JUN 26, 2019 WPS8916 Policy Research Working Paper
Mashreq 2.0 : Digital Transformation for Inclusive Growth and Jobs : Executive Summary (Arabic)
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JUN 25, 2019 138325 Report
Mashreq 2.0 : Digital Transformation for Inclusive Growth and Jobs : Executive Summary (English)
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JUN 25, 2019 138325 Report
Addressing Spillover Effects of the Syrian Crisis : Strengthening Collaborative and Inclusive Approaches in Jordan (English)
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APR 01, 2019 136418 Report
Strategic Assessment : The 2019 Project Pipeline for Jordan and Investment Opportunities (English)
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FEB 28, 2019 135708 Working Paper
Jordan - Agriculture Sector Adjustment (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 139953 Brief
Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - Jordan (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 131741 Working Paper
How Does Poverty Differ Among Refugees ? Taking a Gender Lens to the Data on Syrian Refugees in Jordan (English)
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OCT 17, 2018 WPS8616 Policy Research Working Paper
Jordan - Housing Sector Assessment - Housing Sector Review (English)
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JUN 08, 2018 AUS0000232 Working Paper
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan – Understanding How Gender Norms in MNA Impact Female Employment Outcomes (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 ACS25170 Working Paper
Jordan - Supporting Youth Engagement and Participation : Summary Note (English)
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MAY 30, 2018 126770 Working Paper
Urban Growth Model and Sustainable Urban Expansion for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 127105 Working Paper
Jordan Economic Outlook - Spring 2018 (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125254 Brief
Jordan Economic Outlook - Spring 2018 (Arabic)
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APR 01, 2018 125254 Brief
Working for the people in Mashreq (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 125558 Working Paper
Educating students for jobs, stability, and growth : Luminus : transforming vocational education in Jordan (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 124229 Working Paper
Urban Growth Scenarios : Guidebook (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 127106 Working Paper
Financial and institutional analysis and technical assistance plan for the Greater Amman Municipality (English)
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NOV 12, 2017 121373 Working Paper
Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Jordan (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120935 Working Paper