Jordan’s response to acute energy insecurity

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Authored by: John Calabrese

Handbook of Transitions to Energy and Climate Security

Print publication date:  November  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781857437454
eBook ISBN: 9781315723617
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On 10 May 2015, the Government of Jordan (GOJ) launched ‘Jordan 2025 Vision and National Strategy’, a 10-year blueprint for economic and social development that will guide the country’s economic, fiscal and social policies over the next decade. The document lays out a set of ambitious targets that include increasing the gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate from 3.1% in 2014 to 7.5% by 2025. 1 Reaching these targets will be difficult given the host of challenges Jordan faces – energy insecurity arguably being the most important and the most vexing of them. 2

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