Last decades have witnessed a significant increase in the amount of transport of persons and goods resulting in economic growth and connectivity becoming high on the political agenda of countries around the world, in particular Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs). In view of the lack of a unified methodological approach for countries to measure their degree of connectivity in terms of transport, trade and logistics network, UNECE developed earlier in the United Nations Development Account (UNDA) funded project “Sustainable transport connectivity and implementation of transport-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in selected landlocked and transit/bridging countries” a set of Sustainable Inland Transport Connectivity Indicators (SITCIN).
The SITCIN are designed to enable meaningful comprehensive measurement of transport connectivity of LLDCs and transit/bridging countries at an adequate level of detail that depicts the performance of these countries at strategic, tactical and operational levels. Furthermore, SITCIN allow the countries to report on the progress they are making towards achieving the UN SDGs, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and ultimately the Vienna Program of Action. This National Connectivity Report (NCR) is developed to measure the transport connectivity of Jordan using indicators designed by the project, based on a preliminary set of indicators framed earlier by the project.