Skills for Trade & Economic Diversification (STED) Food Processing & Beverage Sector

This report presents an application of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification (STED) methodology to the Food Processing sector of Jordan’s economy. STED is a sector-based approach to identifying and anticipating the strategic skills needs of internationally tradable sectors. The Food Processing sector is one of Jordan’s leading export sectors. It has grown rapidly since the early 2000s, principally through serving markets in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, including its own domestic market. It was selected for the application of the STED methodology in support of the objectives of Jordan’s National Employment Strategy, which emphasises the development of improved skills in exporting sectors, and of skills development as a means towards competitiveness and employment.