UNFPA Jordan

A middle-income country, Jordan's population has increased rapidly due to the influx of refugees from neighbouring crisis-affected countries, particularly Iraq and Syria. Active in the country since 1976, UNFPA currently supports the government on issues related to maternal and newborn health, reproductive health, gender equality, and population dynamics. It has also been on the frontlines of the response to the Syrian crisis, providing reproductive health support and life-saving services to Syrian women, girls, and youth in Jordan.

Data overview View more

Population

Population, by age group, per cent
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    Population aged 0-14
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    Population aged 15-64
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    Population aged 65+

Maternal and newborn health

Births attended by skilled health personnel, per cent, 2014-2019
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    Births attended by skilled health personnel

Sexual and reproductive health

Contraceptive prevalence rate and unmet need
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    CPR any method  
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    Unmet need  

Education

Total net enrolment rate, percent

Fertility

Total fertility rate, per woman, 2021

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth (years), 2021

Harmful Practices

Key results of Jordan in 2020 View more

Rights of marginalized groups

Intervention models or strategies to empower marginalized and excluded groups to exercise their reproductive rights were rolled out

Gender-based violence platform

A national mechanism to engage multiple stakeholders to prevent and address gender-based violence was in place

Rapid assessments in crises

During a humanitarian crisis, rapid assessments of affected populations were conducted

Minimum Initial Services Package

273
Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Life skills programmes for girls

12,661
Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

55,977
Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package
2020 Humanitarian results achieved for Jordan View more
People reached with Dignity Kits in 1 countries
Appeal Country People reached with Dignity Kits
Jordan 128931
Women reached with sexual and reproductive health services, including antenatal and postnatal care, emergency obstetric and newborn care services in 1 countries
Appeal Country Women reached with sexual and reproductive health services, including antenatal and postnatal care, emergency obstetric and newborn care services
Jordan 58344
People reached with adolescent sexual and reproductive health services, supplies and information in 1 countries
Appeal Country Women reached with sexual and reproductive health services, including antenatal and postnatal care, emergency obstetric and newborn care services
Jordan 1258
Safe spaces supported by UNFPA (includes safe spaces for women, girls and youth) in 1 countries
Appeal Country Safe spaces supported by UNFPA (includes safe spaces for women, girls and youth
Jordan 19
Health Facilities that provide Emergency Obstetric Care, supported by UNFPA in 1 countries
Appeal Country Health Facilities that provide Emergency Obstetric Care, supported by UNFPA
Jordan 4
Personnel trained on various aspects of sexual and reproductive health, including the Minimum Initial Service Package in 1 countries
Appeal Country Personnel trained on various aspects of sexual and reproductive health, including the Minimum Initial Service Package
Jordan 61
Demographic Dividend: Jordan View more

Population Pyramid

females
males
Population in thousands

Life Expectancy

Total fertility rate

Select year range
Year: 2018 Note: Years 2017 to 2100 are projected data.
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Source: United Nations, Population Division, World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision

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