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  • Event

    Amman’s COVID-19 urban response: Lessons and outlook

    The International Growth Centre (IGC) and the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) host a webinar that examines the response of Amman to the spread of COVID-19 and provides academic evidence on the role of planning for urban resilience, as well as exploring challenges and opportunities for recovery. This online event brings in experience and evidence on the best practices...

    7 December 2020

  • Country

    Jordan

    IGC Jordan engages with national and sub-national stakeholders for the co-generation of evidence-based policy advice in the aim of promoting inclusive growth.

    17 Aug 2020

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Event: The economic and security implications of COVID-19 in the Middle East

    On 6th May 2020, the IGC convened a panel to discuss the economic and security implications of COVID-19 in the Middle East. Panellists included Maha Yahya, Ala Qasem, Moayad Samman, and Sarah Logan.

    7 May 2020

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Video: Urban management: Data lessons from Amman

    Reham Bataineh, Head of Local Plans Division for the Greater Amman Municipality, discusses Amman's transition from using a manual data system to a geographical one and how it has helped evidence-based decision making in the city.

    28 Jan 2020

  • Project

    Peer-review of Jordanian local administration law

    The Draft Local Administration Law for 2019 (the Draft Law) is intended to replace the Law on Decentralisation (Law No. 49 of 2015) and the Law on Municipalities (Law No. 41 of 2015). In this regard, it combines the provisions of the previous two laws with respect to governorates, municipal councils, and local councils. It also places responsibility for the Draft Law under...

    16 Dec 2019 | Enid Slack, Ron Kanter

  • Publication - Project Report

    Considerations for land value capture reform in the Greater Amman Municipality

    This report discusses several policy options for improving the calculation and collection of specific land value capture instruments. Namely: Land Value Increment Taxes; Betterment Levies; Development Impact Fees and Exactions. The report focuses on the city of Amman, however, several of the policy challenges and solutions that emerge are common to many developing...

    28 Oct 2019 | Astrid Haas, Sebastian Kriticos

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    The economic and social challenges Amman faces as a fast-growing city

    IGC, Columbia Global Centers - Amman, and the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) convened academic experts, policymakers, and practitioners at the event 'Amman: An engine of economic growth' to explore the economic and social challenges Amman faces as a fast-growing city, as well as the opportunities to leverage its potential as a growth pole for Jordan.

    2 Oct 2019

  • Event

    IGC - Greater Amman Municipality workshop on data in urban policy making and development levies

    On the 17th of April 2019, the IGC co-hosted a workshop with the Greater Amman Municipality. The workshop explored opportunities for first step reforms in the areas of: (i) options to enhance the use of data in urban policymaking and (ii) options to improve the calculation, issuance and collection of development levies.  Each theme was the subject of a half-day workshop...

    17 April 2019

  • 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