April 24, 2017, Washington, DC—The Jordanian American Association of Washington DC held its third 'Leadership Series' forum with Jordan's Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Imad Fakhouryduring his trip to the U.S. capital.
Minister Fakhoury discussed Jordan's economic woes amidst challenging geopolitical conditions while outlining the various tracks Jordan is pursuing to improve economic conditions for its citizens. These tracks include macroeconomic and fiscal reforms, Jordan's economic growth program which includes a newly launched Human Resource reform strategy, political and judicial reforms as well as the Jordan Response Plan to the Syrian refugee crisis.
JAADC participants included Jordanian and American professionals working primarily in the international development and government sectors. The discussion also focused on the role of diaspora communities in contributing to Jordan's economic and political development.