ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/CL1.CCS/2020/TP.5
Publication Type: Information material
Cluster: Climate Change and Natural Resource Sustainability, 2030 Agenda and SDG Coordination, Gender Justice, Population and Inclusive Development
SDGs: Agenda 2030
Keywords: Agriculture, Arab countries, Baselines, Capacity building, Climate change, Employment, Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, Equality, Gender, Jordan, Renewable energy sources, Renewable resources, Rural areas, Women
Assessment Report of Prevailing Situations in Rural Areas in Jordan
The baseline study for Jordan was developed within the REGEND (Regional Initiative for Promoting Small-Scale Renewable Energy Applications in Rural Areas of the Arab Region) framework with an assessment to guide REGEND’s future activities in the country. This covered the country’s socioeconomic and political dynamics and environmental considerations linked to productive activities by sector, the access to energy services requirements, and the availability of supply sources and the associated technologies required to support resilience in rural communities. The study also provided recommendations on the pilot rural community – Al Asha’ary region in Maan governorate, and Batir region in Karak governorate – where most of REGEND’s field activities will be conducted.