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One of the underlying factors hindering Jordan’s competitiveness and therefore, economic growth is the high cost of energy for businesses. The Government of Jordan has committed to reduce the costs of energy for businesses by working toward growth-enhancing structural reforms and continued fiscal adjustments aimed at preserving macroeconomic stability, enhancing competitiveness, strengthening the conditions for more sustainable and inclusive economic growth, and reducing public debt.

Jordan has yet to unlock fully the potential of the small and medium enterprises that drive its economy. As the COVID-19 crisis has decimated private sector employment and small and medium enterprise revenues worldwide, these challenges take on a new urgency today. Small and medium enterprises must create new and permanent jobs in order for Jordan to combat its rising unemployment rate.

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As of 2022 2022, USAID health programs are investing more than $40 million each year to strengthen Ukraine’s health systems; combat infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS; address vaccine-preventable diseases; and expand access to mental health, psycho-social, and rehabilitation services. In 2021, USAID also committed $10.1 million in additional funding to support COVID-19 response and vaccination efforts - part of more than $74 million in U.S. Government COVID-related support to Ukraine since the pandemic began.

Through this project, USAID works to improve the quality of media content, increase the availability of credible, professional reporting to the public, improve media business and editorial practices, strengthen media security and resilience to cyberattacks, and expand cooperation among media outlets in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Beyond Capital’s Start Up Support Program provides early-stage, high-growth potential business with a variety of advisory services and training focused on financial readiness, operational processes, and market expansion to assist the firms in making the leap from start-up to scale-up. Beyond Capital also supports existing and aspiring fund managers that invest in early-stage companies with programs on fundraising skills, investment product development, global finance practices, loans to start-up investment funds, exposure to potential investors, and direct investments in selected funds. The Angel Network and Scout program acts as a tool to gain greater visibility into the ecosystem and allows access to diversity as well as promoting inclusivity. and investing small-tickets into early-stage companies. The Beyond Capital Angel Network builds the capacity of angel investors through training and fellowship programs to strengthen their investment capabilities and increases their knowledge in topics like analytics, portfolio management, and legal frameworks.

Have you participated in a USAID activity in Morocco? Did you take any photos of your experience? Help us tell a visual story of how USAID and our partners are working together to improve the lives of all Moroccans. USAID Morocco is pleased to announce a photo contest for program participants. USAID will select the winning photo(s) in June to be featured on our social media accounts and USAID/Morocco website. See below for specific photo specifications, caption requirements, and disclaimers.

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Last updated: June 30, 2022

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