We have long track records in Indonesia, Thailand, China, Bangladesh, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. We have carried out individual assignments in Belgium, Poland, Japan, the Philippines, Nepal, Pakistan, Syria, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana and Nigeria. David Jordan has participated in missions for the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Commission and the Japanese Bank for International Co-operation. He has taken part in major urban and regional development projects with lead consultants including Huszar Brammah Associates, GKW, GHK, Louis Berger International, COWI and Wilbur Smith Associates. Some recent projects have been:
- 2007 to present:
Team Leader for a data collection and analysis exercise in Damascus and Homs, Syria. Sectors covered include population, employment, housing, public utilities and transportation. The outputs will support the production of local spatial plans and traffic and transportation master plans. The work is being carried out under the Municipal Administration Modernisation Project for the Ministry of Local Administration and Environment with the European Commission.
- 2005 - 2006:
Leader of the economics team working on the Regional Development Plan for the Tsunami-affected Andaman Provinces in Thailand, financed by the Asian Development Bank in association with the Ministry of Finance. Mr Jordan was responsible for economic and demographic analyses and formulation of detailed proposals to diversify the region’s economy, reducing its dependence on tourism.
Leader of Japanese Bank for International Co-operation Mission to develop a mapping/GIS project for the Indonesian Co-ordination Agency for Surveys and Mapping. The mission worked closely with the agency and other government bodies who will share in the mapping and provide their own data to the GIS network
Member of Asian Development Bank Mission to Thailand, preparing an Outline Development Plan for the Tsunami-affected Andaman Coast. Mr Jordan prepared proposals for diversifying the economy in the direction of high-value agriculture and knowledge-based industries such as quality health care and international education.
- 2004 - 2005:
Leader of European Commission Mission to Amman, Jordan to develop continued support for the Water Sector in Jordan. Mr Jordan was responsible for identification of new activities for EC funding and appraisal of future support by the EC
- 2004 - 2005:
Economist/housing advisor for the Xingcheng Asia Urbs project, China (EU) which brings together the Chinese city of Xingcheng with the European cities of Obidos and Portsmouth. Mr Jordan directed surveys of tourists and householders and developed a pilot project for housing improvement in the walled city.
- 2001 - 2002:
Advisor on housing policy to the Shenyang Urban Planning Project, China (Government/EC). Mr Jordan investigated housing demand and housing delivery systems to address the problems that had arisen in the transition towards a market-based housing system. Recommendations included two projects to demonstrate principles of housing rehabilitation.
- 2001 - 2002:
Consultant economist for Benefit Monitoring and Evaluation (BME) of the Sumatera Urban Development Sector Project, Indonesia (Government/ADB). Principal components of the project were water supply and urban roads, together with solid waste management, sanitation, drainage and informal housing improvement. Mr Jordan developed evaluation and survey designs and fieldwork plans and led the project fieldwork expeditions in Sumatera.