Aqaba Technical Assistance Support Program, Jordan
Since the establishment of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) in 2001, ECO Consult was engaged in the development of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone as part of the four years USAID funded program Aqaba Technical Assistance Support (ATASP) Project. Contracted by TSG, following is a summary overview of ECO Consult’s selected engagements under the ATASP project:
- Assisted ASEZA in creating an environment that is conducive to private sector participation;
- Advised ASEZA on their outsourcing strategy concerning solicitation documents, contracts, and overall tendering process;
- Strengthened ASEZA capabilities in managing and evaluating bids and Public-Private Partnerships;
- Advised on ways to potentially reduce operating costs and increase emphasis on core governance activities.
ECO carried out more than 30 assignments that included but not limited to human resources and change management, permitting system development, environmental permitting, financial planning and analysis, privatization and transactions' advisory.