Amman - The Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation (JEDCO), in cooperation with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), launched a $1.3 million project titled “Supporting Jordan in improving policies of small- and medium-sized enterprises” (SMEs).
The project aims to improve the capabilities of SMEs in developing policies and increasing coordination between public and private institutions, among others, according to a JEDCO statement.
Industry, Trade and Supply Minister Yarub Qudah said that economic challenges facing the Kingdom include population growth, the influx of Syrian refugees, high public debt and a decline in exports.
The implementation of the strategy will require sufficient financial resources and a budget guaranteeing the reduction of the ratio of debt to gross domestic product, from 75 and 78 per cent.
JEDCO’s acting CEO Riyadh Al Khatib noted that the project was designed in line with the national strategy’s goals and vision.
Improving local communities’ economic conditions and enhancing citizens’ living standards are supported by economic and social development, both at the local and national levels, Khatib added.
Jordan depends highly on its human resources, especially in the light of the scarce of natural resources, the CEO highlighted.
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