Knowledge Note

Jordan is a lower middle income country with a per capita GDP of $3,596.1 One of the most important factors in the government’s efforts to improve the well-being of its citizens is the macroeconomic stability that has been achieved since the 1990s. Jordan’s 2008 and 2009 budgets emphasized increases in the social safety net to help people most impacted by high inflation.2 Only 2 percent of the population subsists on less than US $1.25 per day