Jordan Economy

Despite facing a set of extraordinary external and internal challenges over the past several years, Jordan’s economy remained resilient in 2015. Although GDP growth fell to a six-year low as the kingdom grappled with a rising refugee population and regional volatility, the banking and industrial sectors continued to record a positive performance. The dissolution of Parliament in May 2016 led to the appointment of Hani Al Mulki, a prime minister who is widely considered to be pro-business and who is expected to accelerate ongoing economic reforms aimed at boosting investment and private participation in a number of major planned infrastructure projects.

This chapter contains interviews with Omar Malhas, Minister of Finance; and Thabet Elwir, Chief of Commission, Jordan Investment Commission.