Covid-19 and Women's Economic Empowerment: Policy Recommendations for Strengthening Jordan's Recovery

Developed by UN Women, this report explores the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in terms of women’s economic empowerment in the Jordanian context and identifies the relevant policy implications. The Covid-19 Pandemic has been an unprecedented global health crisis, while simultaneously threatening one of the worst global economic crises of our times. The global GDP growth projection by the IMF for 2020 stands at minus 3 per cent, anticipating an economic contraction worse than the 2008-2009 financial crisis.

This publication is generously supported by the Governments of Canada, Finland, France, Iceland, Italy as well as Zonta International Foundation as part of the UN Women’s programme ‘Resilience and Empowerment of Vulnerable Women: The Future of Jordan’s Growth and Stability: Eid bi Eid Phase III.’

View online/download


In brief


Policy brief


Bibliographic information

Subject area(s): COVID-19; Economic empowerment

Publication year: 2020

Number of pages: 37