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Suspending UNRWA funding is collective punishment for Palestinians- Ahmad Awad

The decision by the United States and several other, mostly Western, donor countries to suspend financial assistance to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) will have far-reaching and likely devastating consequences for the civilian populations that rely on its services, particularly in the Gaza Strip. The aid cuts came in response to allegations ...

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The Phenix Center unveils findings of a study on the challenges facing women entrepreneurs in Jordan

The Phenix Center for Economic and Information Studies in Jordan, in collaboration with the international organization CARE in Jordan, launched an Analytical Study on Barriers for Women to Start and Run Micro and Small Businesses in Jordan. Director of the Phenix Center, Ahmad Awad remarked that the economic participation rates of women in Jordan have remained stagnant for years, lingering ...

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Jordan Labor Watch: The proposed system of Jordanian recruitment offices will create a retreat in the working conditions

The Jordan Labor Watch confirmed that the approval of the draft system for private offices to employ Jordanians inside and outside the Kingdom for the year 2023, published on the website of the Bureau of Legislation and Opinion, will create a decline in working conditions. In a statement issued today, Sunday, the Jordan Labor Watch affiliated with the Phenix Center ...

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Israeli Occupation Hinders Palestinian and Regional Development- Ahmad Awad

For over seven decades, the Israeli occupation has cast its long, dark shadow not only over occupied Palestine but also over other neighboring countries, especially Jordan. The consequences of this prolonged occupation run deep and are far-reaching, impacting the lives of millions of Palestinians and sowing the seeds of instability throughout the region and the world. One of the most ...

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Reducing the Petroleum Derivative Tax in Jordan- Ahmad Awad

The recent significant increases in the prices of petroleum derivatives in the local market continually bring us back to discuss their causes and implications for the overall national economy. Over the past two months, Jordan has witnessed extremely high petroleum derivative prices, which are among the highest, both in the region and globally. When accounting for income levels, we rank ...

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Ending Subsidy for Water Prices and Reviewing Economic Austerity Policies- Ahmad Awad

The recent decision by the Jordanian government to phase out subsidies for water prices comes within the context of ongoing economic austerity policies that have been implemented for approximately three and a half decades. These policies aim, in part, to end the subsidies for basic commodities, and instead to provide direct support to those most in need. This decision sheds ...

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Phenix Center Calls for the Development of More Affordable Insurance Tools to Expand Social Security Coverage

Phenix Center, in collaboration with the FES, has released a comprehensive report titled ” Informal Employment in Jordan: Lack of Social Protection“. The report underscores the urgent need for innovative, affordable insurance mechanisms to enhance social security coverage in particular for informal workers, as almost 50% of Jordan’s workforce remains excluded from any social protection. The report acknowledges that the ...

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Does Jordan really need a new agreement with the International Monetary Fund? – Ahmad Awad

Over the past three and a half decades, Jordan has entered into nine different agreements with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). With the recent government announcement that it is beginning negotiations for a new program, fundamental questions arise, namely: Has Jordan truly benefited from these repeated agreements with the IMF? Does Jordan really need another IMF agreement and program? Of ...

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Report by Phenix Center reveals precarious working conditions in Jordan’s platform economy

A report by the Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies has unveiled labor rights violations experienced by workers in Jordan’s platform economy, highlighting the impact of regulatory gaps and the rapid growth of the sector on working conditions. This came during a discussion session held on Sunday to launch the report entitled “Fairwork Ratings Jordan 2023” which is the ...

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Phenix Center: The government, not third-party providers, must guarantee healthcare

The Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies has demanded the government to intervene in the current crisis between Jordanian insurance companies and the Jordanian Medical Association (JMA) regarding the medical pay regulation. This is to ensure the protection of Jordanian citizens’ right to affordable healthcare. In a statement issued on Tuesday, August 22nd, Phenix Center stated that the formation ...

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