Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) provides an important source of financing in Jordan
but its reform momentum needs to be sustained and deepened so that the benefits of
investment can be shared more widely across society. This report examines how FDI
can help Jordan meet Sustainable Development Goals in areas of productivity and innovation,
job quality and skills, gender equality and decarbonisation. It provides an overview
of the country’s institutional framework for investment and sustainable development
and analyses arrangements to ensure policy coordination, stakeholder consultation
and evaluation of policy impacts. It also examines the mix of government policies
that are currently in place to attract the investment that contributes to sustainable
development, noting areas for priority policy reforms.
Available from June 22, 2022Also available in: Arabic
The FDI Qualities Review of Jordan is the result of a joint cooperation between the OECD and the government of Jordan, represented by the Ministry of Investment, on measuring the contribution of foreign direct investment (FDI) to sustainable development and identifying policies to increase its positive impacts.
The objective of the event was to initiate a policy dialogue on the main recommendations and reform priorities highlighted by the report. Timely action is needed as Jordan embarks on ambitious reforms to reignite private investment. The FDI Qualities Review of Jordan aims to supports these efforts to leverage FDI to finance the Sustainable Developments Goals and optimise the strength and quality of the recovery.
The launch of FDI Qualities Review of Jordan followed the recent release of FDI Qualities, a package of OECD work providing advice on how governments can encourage sustainable investment that delivers on the SDGs: