STED in the Chemicals and Cosmetics
Manufacturing Sector in Jordan
The ILO’s Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification (STED) study on the C&C sector identifies
skills needed for promoting international trade and spurring economic growth in the sector. The
report reflects on the positioning of the C&C sector in the Jordanian economy from a skills and labour
market perspective. It further examines the sector’s employment, export potential and challenges
that hinder its competitive position. The C&C is one of the leading economic sectors in Jordan; it
accounts for nearly 20 percent of total national exports1 that reached US$ 1.5 billion in 2018.