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Security and Political Stability

 

Decades of political stability and security ranking Jordan as one of the top countries in security worldwide.

Jordan has good relations with all its neighbors. It has maintained continuous stability, moderation and security in a region prone to potential volatility. Jordan is a fourth generation monarchy with consistent and continuous foreign and internal policies, a democratically elected Parliament and a visionary leader dedicated to progressive reforms of political, economical, fiscal, legal and social significance.

The Hashemite vision led Jordan forward. Since the beginning of the 21st century, Jordan’s economy has been flourishing and moving into a productive, innovative and a knowledge based economy. Investor confidence in our economy, political stability, good international relations, and cost-competitiveness have produced a groundswell of investment from around the world. All efforts contributed to a momentum of growth and development. We will continue our prudent monetary policy; and the introduction of further economic, financial and legal reforms; liberalize our economy; and streamline business practices across every sector to attract innovation and capital.

Over 10,000 new businesses started and more than 50 major multinational companies established business operations in Jordan attesting to the increased investor confidence in Jordan.

Jordan has an excellent and well-trained police force and military that are, responsive and able to handle almost any contingency. The Kingdom consistently ranks among the safest and corruption-free locations for business in the world and the Middle East in particular:

The Jordanian Public Security Directorate (PSD) operates a 24-hour emergency switchboard, which can be reached by dialing 191.

According to the Global Competitiveness Report 2010- 2011 issued by the World Economic Forum, Jordan is a safe country by both global and regional standards. Compared to 139 countries. Jordan ranked as follows:

Police Services’ Reliability Business Costs of Crime & Violence Business Costs of Terrorism Prevention of Organized Crime
Jordan 24th worldwide
(4th in the Middle East)
Jordan 21th worldwide Jordan 65th worldwide Jordan 13th worldwide
(3rd in the
Middle East)

Egypt 81
Israel 78
US 26
UK 31

India 68

China 51

Egypt 97
Israel 44

US 84
UK 55
India 67
China 47

Egypt 132
Israel 105
US 125 
UK 99
India 127
China 79

Egypt 14 
Israel 57

US 86
UK 39
India 73
China 76

Also, Jordan enjoys transparent governance, ranking 5th among Arab countries in the 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index issued by Transparency International, after Qatar, UAE, Oman and Bahrain. Further efforts to enhance our position include ratifying the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) where we emerged as a regional leader in spearheading efforts to promote the UNCAC and implementation.

The Kingdom is committed to freedom of expression and choice. Measured by the Annual Freedom House survey, Jordan ranks third in the Middle East on major areas of freedom, from investment to expression, the Kingdom shows a firm commitment to allowing individuality to flourish in our community. 

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