Impact of COVID-19 on enterprises in Jordan: One year into the pandemic
This report is based on data collected from more than 2,000 Jordanian enterprises in February and March 2021, as well as individual interviews and focus group discussions with representatives from various sectors. It also builds on an earlier survey conducted over a year ago in April/May 2020.
This report, developed by the ILO, Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research and the UNDP in Jordan, presents the impact of the pandemic on Jordanian enterprises one year after the first lockdown was introduced, and describes the challenges that enterprises continue to face. The report is primarily based on data collected from a phone survey of more than 2,000 Jordanian enterprises in February and March 2021, complemented by individual interviews and focus group discussions with representatives from various industrial sectors, including business organisations, trade unions, enterprise owners, and workers. Furthermore, the report draws on data from a similar phone survey carried out at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2020. About 700 of the same enterprises from the first survey participated in the more recent one. This has enabled an analysis of the impacts on these enterprises and their development over a period of ten months.