Jordan Compact

Jordan Compact

When the Government of Jordan negotiated a set of agreements with the international community aimed at mitigating the effects of the Syria refugee crisis and turn that crisis into an economic development opportunity, the USAID Jordan Competitiveness Program was tapped by international donors to establish the Jordan Compact Project Management Unit (PMU) at the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation. Through seconded staff, logistical and procurement support, and technical assistance, JCP has been the backbone of the Jordan Compact’s implementation and oversight. In the year since the PMU’s establishment, JCP experts worked with the private sector to establish a Firm-Level Assistance program that has already assessed nearly 100 Jordanian firms with the highest potential to export to the European Union under the Compact’s signature simplified rules of origin decision. Of these, JCP experts worked with the most promising to whittle down the list of potential exporters to the two-dozen companies that are now receiving customized support with marketing, packaging, and outreach to specific buyers in the EU.