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Third Economic Retreat in Aqaba

The third phase required discussion of the stimuli of economic growth in Jordan. A third economic retreat was conducted during 19-20 October 2002 in Aqaba, under the theme, “Competitive Strategies through Research and Development.” Participants defined the frameworks and general strategies that composed the main requirements for the upcoming phase that concentrates on building on what was accomplished and sustaining the momentum of the reform process. There were more than 130 participants attending the retreat, the majority from the private sector, who analysed and discussed the following topics:

  • First pillar: Competitiveness through research and development
  • Second pillar: Tourism
  • Third pillar: Human resource development
  • Fourth pillar: Health