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Dajani Consulting Newsletter: April 2009

April 2009 Newsletter                
Dajani Consulting Newsletter
Just how Satisfied are our investors?
Dajani Consulting has confirmed there is a high degree of satisfaction and acceptance within the investment climate in Jordan, as well as the proactive measures of the Jordan Investment Board (JIB).
Through a nation wide Major Economic Survey, designed to trace the performance and impact of the investment projects that had benefited from the Jordan Investment Law, leading consulting experts at Dajani Consulting established a significant positive correlation between the investment by JIB and economic growth within Jordan.
 Surveying approximately 2000 beneficiary projects of the (JIB), the study revealed strong indicators of positive growth of local and foreign investment, and the associated economic growth in terms of fixed asset values and employment of Jordanians. The actual accumulative investment value of these projects reached JD4.7 billion between 2004-2007, Interestingly, some 80%of the investment projects were within the industrial sector.
The results of this Survey conducted by Dajani Consulting are publicly available.
The survey team of Dajani Consulting, led by senior experts successfully completed a major nation-wide research study, to trace the performance of the investment projects that benefited from the Jordan Investment Law, and measure their actual impact on the economy. The survey covered about 2000 projects that received incentives and exemptions from Jordan Investment Board (JIB). The study revealed interesting indicators of the positive growth of local and foreign investments, and the associated economic growth in terms of fixed assets values and employment of Jordanians. In fact, about 80% of the investment projects were under the industrial sector. The actual accumulative investment value of these projects reached JD 4.7 billion during the period 2004-2007. The study confirmed the satisfaction and acceptance of the investment climate of Jordan, and the procedures of JIB in serving the investors. The results of the study were announced during a press conference held at JIB, and published in local daily newspapers.
Building capacity of local municipalities in PPP
Public Private Partnerships (PPP) is becoming an optional solution for developing countries in order to pursue their infrastructure development plans and achieve their socio-economic development targets. Municipalities are considered the governmental arm responsible for local development in remote and less advantaged areas of Jordan. The Local Governance Development Project (LGDP) implemented by ARD/USA and funded by Millinium Fund Challenge has provided support and assistance to selected Jordanian municipalities in order to upgrade their services and contribute to the improvement of their communities. One of the roles assigned to Municipalities is launching income-generating public service projects in the form of investments, in collaboration with private sector operators.
Towards this purpose, trainers from Dajani Consulting prepared and delivered several workshops for Jordanian Municipalities, introducing the PPP concept, and presenting international case studies. By way of capacity building, Dajani Consulting assisted Municipality staff in using techniques and tools for attracting, negotiating and partnering with private sector to establish feasible projects.
Serving the needs of Refugees in Yemen
Yemen as a developing country encounters many human resources development challenges. For example, Yemen faces significant socio-economic issues stemming from both the internal high rate of unemployment, and the influx of illegal African migrants and refugees. The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) in Yemen works to minimize the negative socio-economic effects of this situation by seeking ways of integrating the migrants and refugees into the Yemeni community.
Dajani Consulting experts were called upon by DRC in order to assess and analyze the skill gap in the labor market of Yemen and Gulf countries. , This assessment included proposing several solutions for developing the skills of African migrants and refugees, as well as, increasing the opportunity for Yemeni citizens to become adequately qualified for certain jobs and occupations, commensurate with high demand and acceptable pay in the labor market. This would generate income for the poor, improve the livelihood of migrants and reduce social problems such as crime and corruption.
Contact Us
Dajani Consulting Co.
P.O. Box 299 Amman, 11941 Jordan
Queen Rania Al Abdullah Street
Abdullah Isleem Bldg. (No. 29), 4th Floor, Office 402
+962 6 - 5680436 / 5665484 / 5657175
+962 6 - 5602939

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