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Jordan Strategy Forum (JSF) joins EMNES


The Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES) is honored to announce that the Jordan Strategy Forum (JSF) has joined the partners of the Network as an associate member.

The Jordan Strategy Forum (JSF) is a leading think tank on economic development in Jordan, founded on August 30, 2012. JSF was established to enable the private sector to engage with all stakeholders, especially the public sector, in constructive dialogue on local economic issues and achieve comprehensive economic development. It strives to create sustainable economic growth and development strategies and raise awareness on important development issues and to enhance the private sector’s role in inclusive economic development. The Forum is an independent – member-based – organization that combines several institutions and leading companies of the Jordanian private sector that are active in corporate and social responsibility (CSR) and in promoting Jordan’s economic growth.

Dr. Ibrahim Saif will be the representative of JSF to EMNES. Dr. Saif is currently the CEO of Jordan Strategy Forum; previously, he served as the Minister of Energy & Mineral Resources from March 2015 to June 2017, and the Minister of Planning and International Cooperation from March 2013 until March 2015. Prior to his appointment as a Minister, Saif was a Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, and served as a consultant to the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and other international organizations.

The Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES) is a network of partners and associates research institutions and think tanks working on socio-economics in the EuroMediterranean. EMNES is supported from 23 Universities and Research Institutions from Algeria, Belgium, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia, and Turkey, and it is co-funded by the European Commission and the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA).