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Resilience analysis in Jordan

12/02/2018

Jordan, in Western Asia, has a population of approximately 9.5 million people, of which a significant share (more than two million people) are registered Palestinian refugees. The country currently faces significant challenges to its socioeconomic system; the geopolitical situation is also very delicate. As of August 2017, Jordan is home to more than 660 000 UN-registered Syrian refugees.

Jordan is located in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, often considered one of the most food insecure regions in the world. Pockets of persistent food insecurity in the country are present, especially in communities and areas that were affected by the 2008 economic crisis and those that are now hosting refugees. Jordan also faces extreme water scarcity, being among the world’s four most water-stressed countries.

This analysis has been conducted using the latest Household Expenditure and Income Survey (HEIS) dataset provided by the Department of Statistics of Jordan and it is largely based on the use of the FAO Resilience Index Measurement and Analysis (RIMA) tool. The HEIS survey covers the whole country, making the sample representative not only at the national level, but also at the governorate, district and sub-district levels.

This analysis aims at providing guidance to policy makers, practitioners, UN agencies, NGO and other stakeholders on resilience, food security, shocks, and vulnerability.

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