JORDAN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2015
Jordan consists of twelve governorates. The capital city of Amman and three other governorates – Irbid, Zarqa, and Aqaba – score the highest on human development indicators. Other governorates, particularly those in the south, rank lower on the human development index. This report shows that local regional disparities should be of significant importance to policy makers in their development efforts; regional equality needs to be taken into account. However, the Syrian refugee crisis poses a serious challenge to any efforts the country is undertaking to bridge the regional gaps.