• Population 9,956,011
  • Area (km2) 89,320
  • GDP per capita (USD) 4,241.79
  • TPES (Mtoe) 9.27
  • Energy intensity
    (toe/103 2010 USD)
  • CO2 emissions - energy (MtCO2) 25.55

Jordan’s overall risk level against
the assessed areas is low.

While Jordan has the relevant policies and measures in place, there is potential for improvement. Attention should be given to enhancing the robustness of policy goals and commitments.

risk level

Among the three risks assessed in EIRA, breach of State obligations and discrimination between foreign and domestic investors continue to be lower than unpredictable policy and regulatory change.
  • 36%
    Unpredictable policy and regulatory changes
  • 34%
    Discrimination between foreign and domestic investors
  • 27%
    Breach of state obligations

indicator performance

Among the three risks assessed in EIRA, Jordan’s performance is good on two indicators, and it is moderate on two indicators. Rule of law continues to be the highest-scoring indicator at 73. On management of decision-making processes, its score has improved by one point and now stands at 68. It has maintained a moderate score of 56 on the indicator regulatory environment and investment conditions. Its performance on foresight of policy and regulatory change has gone up from 49 to 51.

Sub-indicator performance

On a more detailed level, Jordan’s overall sub-indicator performance is good. The highest-scoring sub-indicators are once again management and settlement of investor-State disputes (80) and institutional governance (75). Next are the indicators respect for property rights and regulatory effectiveness, both at 67. Its performance on transparency has improved by four points and stands at 62. Following this is communication of vision and policies, on which the score has gone up from 54 to 57. On restrictions on FDI it has the same score as last year (45). Robustness of policy goals and commitments remains the lowest-scoring sub-indicator with a moderate score of 44.