Jordan’s economy is considered an upper middle-income economy, whose main exports are grains, fruits, and vegetables. Agriculture remains an important livelihood source for people living in rural areas. Although agriculture is the predominant sector, only 15% of women are part of the labor force. Engaging women in agriculture is beneficial not only to enable all segments of society to reach their full potential but will lead to increased economic growth.
2014 – Present
Areas of Expertise
Financial services, gender equality, market systems
Food processing, clean tech, and community-based tourism
MEDA's work in Jordan
MEDA has worked in Jordan since 2014. During this time MEDA has partnered with small and medium-sized enterprises to increase access to financial services, market opportunities, and training. MEDA is currently working with 25,000 women and youth by improving the entrepreneurial and business knowledge of women and youth while reducing the barriers they face to creating businesses. This will ultimately increase their contributions to Jordan’s economic growth.