Jordan has made significant achievements over the past decades, witnessing economic, social, human and political transformations encompassing all areas of life. These developments have translated into tangible improvements in education and health, and the availability of comprehensive quality infrastructure and services covering transportation, electricity, communications, water supply security and municipal services. The economic growth rates during the first decade of the millennium reached about 6.5%, translating into decent work opportunities and improved living standards for all citizens.
The country lies at the centre of one of the most volatile regions in the world. A highly modernized country with a rich culture and heritage, Jordan continues to undertake bold structural and political reforms and strengthen the role of the private sector to promote its economic growth. Jordan accomplishes this while remaining resilient in the face of great emerging challenges, and building upon such challenges in an effort to turn them into opportunities.