Better Work Jordan: National Economic Contribution of Jordan’s Garment, Textile and Leather Industry

31 Jul 2023

Jordan’s garment, textile and leather (GTL) industry has long been one of the country’s leading export sectors, with a history of resilience and consistent growth. In recognition of the sector’s importance, the GTL industry has been identified as a priority economic sector in the Government of Jordan’s recently launched Economic Modernization Vision. This research brief – which comes as part of Better Work Jordan (BWJ) continuous cooperation and support to Jordan Chamber of Industry towards enhancing the garment sector competitiveness- provides an overview of the industry’s contribution to Jordan’s economy, highlighting strengths and challenges faced by the sector and the implications for national economic and employment policies. The analysis focuses on several key aspects of the sector, including its domestic value added, linkages to other economic sectors in Jordan and its direct and indirect role in employment creation.

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