United Nations Development Programme / Instanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development2014
The United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP’s) Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD) builds on Turkey’s convening power and dynamic private sector, as well as UNDP’s global mandate, to engage the private sector constructively in supporting global and local efforts to address development challenges. IICPSD, UNDP Jordan and its partners worked on conducting a market study to prepare a business case for the use of geothermal energy in Jordan to dry fruits and vegetables. This is a crucial initiative for Jordan’s ability to provide stability and growth opportunities to both the local communities and the refugees from neighboring countries undergoing conflict. Through this project, the government of Jordan will have a better understanding on the business linkages that can be established in the local and international markets and its export potentials.