Projects

Business Investment Comprehensive Study, Jordan

Client: 
Aqaba Community and Economic Development Program (ACED) implemented by AECOM
Year: 
2010 - 2011

ECO Consult was contracted by the United Sates Agency for International Development (USAID) funded program Aqaba Community and Economic Development Program implemented by AECOM to undertake this study that aimed at assisting the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) in diagnosing the status quo for the existing business environment in Aqaba through collection of qualitative and quantitative baseline data related to existing businesses in order to understand the economic factors and conditions within the Aqaba Special Economic Zone and business establishment process.

The comprehensive study provided situational analysis that cut across economic sectors and businesses' sizes in Aqaba and provided baseline field confirmed data, including but not limited to internal and external factors such as: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), labor, domestic investment, sales and products, business impediments, businesses registration and permitting, economic and regulatory policies, requests and priorities of ASEZA services, and measurement of investors' level of satisfaction from service offerings by ASEZA.