Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Enterprises in Jordan

Based on interviews with 1,190 enterprises across Jordan in late April, this rapid assessment sheds light on the significant impact of COVID-19 and lockdown measures on enterprises and employees in the Kingdom.

In April 2020, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with the Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research (Fafo) conducted a sample survey of 1,190 enterprises (home-based businesses, micro and small businesses, as well as larger enterprises). This report presents findings on the impact of COVID-19 on enterprises using this data set. Furthermore, the report presents findings from in-depth interviews carried out by UNDP with key informants that provided case stories to supplement the findings of the survey data.