Human Development Report on Youth


This first Jordanian National Human Development Report focuses on the condition and role of young people in the country, arguing that the capacity of young Jordanians to contribute to national development and to compete in the global economy will determine whether Jordan remains a low middle income country or joins the ranks of the world's advanced economies. The Report looks at young people's lives and aspirations in the three key areas of education, employment and social integration, finding for example that 60% of all unemployed people are below that age of 25. The Report concludes that although Jordan has made significant advances in building people's capabilities, there is room for improvement in aspects of gender-equality, employment, income and quality and relevance of education, and ends with a substantial section on policy recommendations suggesting strategies for addressing this shortfall.

Principal Contributors: Costante Muzio - NHDR team (UNDP)Jorgen Lissner - NHDR team (UNDP)Ove Bierregaard - NHDR team (UNDP)Dr. Abla Amawi - NHDR team (UNDP)Hala Lattouf - NHDR team (UNDP)May De Muller - NHDR team (UNDP)Moez Doraid - NHDR team (UNDP)HE Mr. Jawad Hadid - Minister of PlanningHE Dr. Abderrzaq Bani Hani - Secretary-General (Ministry of Planning)Ms. Zein Hayek - Project Coordinator (Ministry of Planning)