Between 1999 and 2009, Jordan experienced a huge growth acceleration, tripling its exports and increasing income per capita by 38%. Since then, its economy has been thrown off balance, impacted by a number of external shocks that include the global financial crisis, the Arab Spring, and the Syrian Civil War. For the past year, The Growth Lab has been working in the country with the goal of understanding what is hindering income growth per capita and drafting a roadmap to help Jordan get back on a sustainable growth track. On today's Growth Lab podcast, Director of Applied Research, Miguel Angel Santos, and Senior Manager of Applied Research, Tim O’Brien, discuss the methodologies and findings of this research project in Jordan.
Learn more about our work in Jordan: https://growthlab.cid.harvard.edu/applied-research/jordan.