Supporting Jordan’s efforts to increase impact investment into the country

Working alongside the Jordanian Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, we analysed historic and current impact investment trends to identify how Jordan can increase its share of impact capital. We profiled funds, brokered introductions and trained future fund managers.

Our analysis was clear: As an asset class, and idea, impact investing is growing. Assets under management in strategies associated with impact investment have topped more than $500 billion. Yet, impact investment’s focus is not exclusively on emerging economies, nor are many impact investment managers willing to target much less than market rate returns.

Our work with the Government of Jordan focused on the need to take a more systematic approach to the targeting of international investment managers; something governments in more mature markets often don’t need to do.