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  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Working with political parties to strengthen candidate selection processes in Sierra Leone

    In much of the world, political party leaders select candidates to run in the general election with little direct input from voters. This raises questions about representation and accountability: if given a say, would voters have chosen different candidates? Are selected candidates accountable to the voters they represent or the party leaders that select them? ...

    29 Mar 2019 | Katherine E. Casey, Abou Bakarr Kamara, Niccoló Meriggi

  • Person

    Nisreen Al-Araj

    Nisreen Al-Araj holds a degree in Architectural Engineering from the Jordan University of Science and Technology from the year 1991, has a working experience of around 24 years mainly in the sustainable development and urban planning. Nisreen has extensive experience in different fields related to development especially in local governments; Project finance, public...

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Contracts in international business

    This brief provides an overview of the main contract types in international business, and outlines the public-private partnership (PPP) process for the public and private sectors. It is intended as a reference document for government officers who are regularly faced with international business contracts. For these officers, knowledge of international norms can...

    27 Mar 2019 | Siddhartha Basu

  • Blog post

    Learning to teach by learning to learn: Measuring the effects of an innovative teacher training programme in Uganda

    In 2007, Uganda became the first African country to introduce free universal secondary education. Yet, in 2017, 79% of students who began primary school, which is also free, did not make it to secondary school at all.[1] How can the delivery of education be improved to address this issue?A unique teacher training programme in Uganda has begun and is providing significant...

    27 Mar 2019 | Nava Ashraf, Vesal Nourani

  • Event

    Amman: An engine of economic growth

    Over the last 15 years, the population of Amman has more than doubled from around 1.94 million citizens to an estimated 4.2 million today. With ongoing population growth and urbanisation in Jordan this number will continue to rapidly increase in the forthcoming decades. Through increased density and the creation of productive clusters, this process offers the potential to...

    18 April 2019

  • Person

    Heike Harmgart

    Dr. Heike Harmgart is heading EBRD’s activities in Jordan since the beginning of the Bank’s expansion to the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Region. EBRD started investing in Jordan end of 2012 and has since then committed over USD 1.3 bn in investments, close to half in the energy sector with a special focus on renewables. With the launch of EBRD’s activities in...

  • Person

    Susan Razzaz

    Susan Razzaz is an economist based in Amman, Jordan.  She is currently working with an inter-ministerial committee representing ministries of planning, education, health, labor and social assistance to develop Jordan's  National Social Protection and Poverty Reduction Strategy.  Susan recently retired from the World Bank where she worked in Jordan, Palestine, Syria,...

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    Nick Tsivanidis

    Nick Tsivanidis is a Research Programme Director for the IGC’s Cities research programme. Nick is Assistant Professor of Real Estate and Economics at University of California, Berkeley. His research uses new sources of data to understand the process of urbanization in emerging economies. His recent research includes: examining the impact of Bus Rapid Transit on...

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    HE Yousef Shawarbeh

    Yousef Shawarbeh is the 40th and current mayor of Amman, Jordan.