Socioeconomic Indicators Development Project (Jordan)
The project provided technical assistance to improve the socioeconomic information system of Jordan. Specifically, Abt Associates staff assessed the socio-economic information needs, developed a system to collect regular data on socioeconomic indicators, and developed a sample bulletin to disseminate the information to policymakers. As part of the project, Abt Associates reviewed the data needs of the Department of Statistics (DOS) and successfully modified and tested the Core Welfare Indicators Questionnaire developed by the World Bank. The project also provided training to DOS staff in the use of the Optical Mark Recognition Technology.