Rising refugee numbers, attacks by Islamic State, and protests over food prices are causing uncertainty,
although measures of political, financial and commercial risk are moderate.
• Political risk (MEDIUM)): Ongoing regional instability could have negative repercussions on Jordan’s
stability thanks to the atrocities committed by Islamic State and the Syrian conflict.
• Economic risk (MEDIUM): While the outlook for economic growth is upbeat, most of the risks are on
• Financial risk (MEDIUM): Jordan’s government has plans in place to reduce public debt while the
private banking system is profitable and well capitalised and regulated.
• Commercial risk (MEDIUM): Jordan has unveiled a raft of business friendly measures to help offset
its ranking in the World Bank’s Doing Business index contrasts with its reputation as an open economy
to foreign investors.