Understanding Innovation Policymakers in Jordan
Through the Global Innovation Policy Accelerator programme, we seek to have a deep understanding of the world of innovation policymakers, their context, needs, challenges and activities, so that we can help them develop innovation policies that match society’s ambitions.
We have been working with policymakers across Latin America, India, South East Asia, Brazil, Egypt, Kenya, Jordan, Turkey and South Africa. Through our work, we’ve learned a lot about the innovation policy systems in these countries and we will be publishing country reports about all of them. Read our previous reports on India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam.
In this report we highlight what we have learned about the challenges and priorities of innovation policymakers working in Jordan. The main findings help us understand and interpret the Jordanian science, technology and innovation system.
It is the culmination of many conversations and interviews with different innovation policymakers in the Jordanian innovation system, across a number of government departments. This report has quotes from those conversations that we have kept anonymous. We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the insights that follow. Note that the original review and research was undertaken in 2019, and many facts and figures date from that point.
Authors: Dr. Khaled Elshuraydeh; Dr. Fawaz Elkarmi; Dr. Mahmoud Refai; Dr. Mahmoud Abu-Hussein; Ms. Huda Rawabdeh; Ms. Rasha Smadi. (contributors; Higher Council for Science and Technology). Nathan Kably, Florence Engasser (reviewers; Nesta).