This report is one of a series of papers presenting data from worker surveys conducted as part of a rigorous impact assessment of the Better Work programme. In 2007, Better Work selected a multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Professor Drusilla Brown of Tufts University (United States) to design and implement impact assessment framework of Better Works interventions. In subsequent years a number of surveys were conducted to establish baseline conditions in countries in which the programme operates. The data presented here were collected as the Better Work programme was commencing in Jordan.
A partnership between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Better Work Jordan was launched in February 2008. Its goal is to reduce poverty in Jordan by expanding decent work opportunities in the apparel sector. The programme also aims to improve the competitiveness of the industry by improving compliance with Jordanian labour law and the ILO’s core labour standards and by enhancing economic performance at the enterprise level.