For the past years, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has been experiencing several economic and social crises, form the decline in economic activity, the exacerbation of the Coronavirus repercussions, the decline in financial aid provided to refugees in the kingdom, the corruption and tax evasion suspicions, and the increase in public debt.
These crises affected individuals and entities’ enjoyment of their economic and social rights guaranteed in the relevant local and international laws. Government policies have sometimes directly affected the right of Jordanians to living in dignity, work, health, education, water and the formation of unions.
In 2020, the Coronavirus pandemic caused the Jordanian economy to contract by 1.6% due to the trade disruptions and unprecedented decline in international tourism. This contraction was the first in three decades, according to the report issued by the Jordan Economic Monitor in the spring of 2021.