Economy / Employment - Jordan

Promoting youth employment and empowerment of young women in Jordan - An assessment of active labour market policies

02.03.2018 / Created by (EMWF)

This report contributes to building consensus around the role of evidence-based active labour market policies (ALMPs) in promoting decent jobs for youth and empowerment of young women in Jordan. It identifies key barriers faced by young people in Jordan in their efforts to enter the labour market. Subsequently, it compares the current landscape of ALMPs for young people with global good practice and those barriers which are specific to Jordan. The report concludes with recommendations for policy-makers and programme implementers, aimed at making ALMPs in Jordan more effective at reducing youth unemployment and mismatches between jobs and skills. The goal is to enable young people to work in higher quality jobs with better working conditions, including increasing access to social protection and opportunities to participate in social dialogue.

The attached info-graphic summarizes the main findings of the report by visualizing the key data points, intervention designs and target populations (The infographic is available in Arabic)


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : Drew Gardiner, Felix Weidenkaff, Jonas Bausch
  • Publishing house : International Labour Office & International Fund for Agricultural Development
  • Publication date : 2017
  • Number of pages : 76
  • Language : English


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