“Accuracy” and “expediency” are the benefits that the court staff in the northern Jordanian city of Jerash name in using a computerized case processing software developed with USAID funding. “The new system has improved the speed and precision of doing the work. Preparing 20 notifications used to take up to two hours.
To prosper, Jordan must optimize the use of all available water resources. To this end, the country is capturing water from brackish streams that would otherwise go unused, and delivering 125,000 cubic meters (4.4 million cubic feet) of water a day to a USAID-funded water treatment plant.
Jordan is at a critical stage in providing enough quality jobs for its fast-growing workforce. Jordanians also face fierce competition from foreign workers in labor intensive sectors, leaving many Jordanians unemployed and unable to support their families.
Kindergarten administrators, parents, and staff at the computer-equipped community centers were skeptical. They did not think there would be any real benefit to a pilot project to teach children and their mothers how to use computers.
When Samer Al Jabari started his software development and consulting company in 2002, he had no experience and no customers. He went to the Young Entrepreneurs Association (YEA), established in 1998 to promote entrepreneurship in Jordan and encourage national economic development, to get help in runing his business.
Last updated: October 21, 2016