This document outlines a replicable methodology for analyzing economic sectors in Jordan, focusing on the role and development potential of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). Sector analyses in any country will vary in terms of the information collected and the means employed to collect and assess data.
Although processes might differ, some generic stages can be replicated in different sectors. In any case, a participatory approach is highly recommended and could be critical to achieving solid outputs. Stakeholders are the true experts of any sector: they hold the key to collecting sound data and developing effective strategies for sectorial improvement. In addition, sector stakeholders such as chambers or associations and/or other sources can provide critical prior knowledge and expertise, particularly regarding the macro-economic and research methodology skills required for sector analysis. It is, therefore, imperative to involve stakeholders throughout the entire study process.