The Government of Jordan, the World Bank
Group (WBG), and the international community are working
towards a paradigm shift in their collective response to the
refugee crisis - a holistic approach which stresses the
continuum between the humanitarian response and the
country’s development agenda. In parallel, Jordan’s implicit
social contract by which the state provided citizens with
jobs and heavily subsidized public services is evolving.
strategic engagement, the WBG will adopt a two-pronged
approach aimed at simultaneously addressing Jordan’s
immediate needs in view of the fluid and worsening regional
situation while keeping a medium and long-term development
commitment built on reforming the economy to create the
right environment for inclusive, job-creating growth. The
first pillar of the Country Partnership Framework (CPF) aims
to foster the conditions for stronger private-sector-led
growth and better employment opportunities for all.The
second pillar of the CPF aims to improve the quality and
equity of service delivery, including through private sector
solutions.The CPF will implement the new Middle East and
North Africa (MENA) Strategy at the country level.The CPF
aligns with the Government’s vision Jordan 2025, the
Executive Development Plan 2016-2018 (EDP), and the
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).The CPF’s principles of
engagement will be selectivity, flexibility, adaptability
and partnership. The outlook for 2016 forecasts growth at
three percent on account of a growing mining and quarrying
sector, some energy investments, and base effect of the
tourism and construction sectors, although some downside
risks have begun to materialize in early 2016.

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World Bank International Finance Corporation Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

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July 2016
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