Empowering Youth and Building Trust in Jordan

With a share of 36%, youth (aged 12-30) represent more than one-third of the total population in Jordan. Public governance is critical for supporting youth’s transition to full autonomy and providing opportunities for their participation in economic, social and public life. The COVID-19 has hit young people in Jordan hard and has underlined the importance of access to high-quality public services and to opportunities to participate in decision making. This report provides an analysis of the governance arrangements put in place by the Government of Jordan to deliver youth-responsive policy outcomes with a focus on five areas: 1) Jordan’s National Youth Strategy 2019-25, 2) Institutional capacities of the Ministry of Youth, 3) Governance tools to mainstream youth’s considerations in policy making and service delivery, 4) Youth participation and representation in public life and 5) Youth-responsive legal frameworks.

Published on October 09, 2021Also available in: Arabic

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Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive Summary
Assessing the situation of youth in Jordan
A joint vision for youth in Jordan: The National Youth Strategy 2019-25
Building administrative capacity to deliver for youth in Jordan
Youth participation and representation in public life in Jordan
Legal frameworks to empower and protect youth in Jordan
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