Title: Evaluation study of Jordan's Decent Work Country Programme from 2012 to 2015

Authors: Anan M. Abu-Hummour

Addresses: Public Administration Department, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Yarmouk University, Irbid 21163, Jordan

Abstract: The purpose of this evaluation is to summarise and assess the Jordanian Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) from 2012 to 2015 in its efforts to reduce decent job deficits. This analysis considers the before-and-after approach in which the pre-policy period acts as a control that measures the post-exacting (DWCP). Pre- and post-policy periods were compared. Trend and correlational analysis, r and r2, ordinary least squares regression, and the T-test were utilised. This evaluation indicates that between 2012 and 2015, the DWCP was ineffective in maximising Jordanians female contribution to the workforce and in increasing membership of the Social Security Corporation due to deficiencies in decent work. A longitudinal study is strongly needed or very much needed to track the progress of Jordanian women's involvement in the labour market over time, and growth in the number of participants of the social security in Jordan.

Keywords: evaluative study; public policy; Decent Work Country Programme; DWCP; decent job deficits; women's economic participation; the Social Security Corporation; SSC; the public sector; Jordan.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMP.2021.113827

International Journal of Management Practice, 2021 Vol.14 No.2, pp.217 - 239

Received: 01 Jun 2019
Accepted: 25 May 2020

Published online: 12 Mar 2021 *

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