Welcoming word

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the National Center for Human Resources Development (NCHRD) website.

As NCHRD approaches its silver anniversary, I look back with admiration and pride as milestone projects supporting human resources development have been completed, and as we embark on new ones, and aspire for more.

Throughout our journey, we owe thanks to the guiding vision and leadership of HRH Prince El Hassan Ben Talal, Chairman of the Higher Council for Science and Technology.

President, NCHRD
Prof. Abdallah Yousef Ababneh

HRH’s vision of human resources development is one based on economic need, as one of based on a social and humanitarian calling. In so doing, it further capitalizes on the vision of HM King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein, that human resources is Jordan’s prime resource capital.

Equally, the support of our outstanding team of academic and administrative colleagues and fellow researchers devoted to NCHRD and to our mission, further merit many thanks.

Today is a time to celebrate the stream of NCHRD’s ongoing achievements and to reflect on our journey, as we hold onto to our aspirations to make a difference, in the thinking driving human resource development, on both the policy and program levels.

In so doing, I have a long list of areas NCHRD was good at. On the policy level, some of milestone achievements include, the development of the Human Resources Strategy adopted by the Cabinet in 1998, the creation of the Human Resources Information System, bringing to the fore the vital role of the vocational education and training in Jordan’s National Agenda for human resource development, developing a Cataloguing of Occupations for the Arab region, in addition to conducting numerous monitoring and evaluation studies to inform national strategic policy development and the preparation of indicators in education, like the international studies TIMSS and PISA, and the national assessment study NAFKE.

Driving such accomplishments was the vision of bringing a community of specialists together, and putting them in the same place, and allowing them to be enriched by their interactions with others. The result was a dynamic institution that gained momentum, enriching ideas in every domain of human development it studied. And this remains the case today, as I express my sincere hope that NCHRD continues to play its role as a beacon of knowledge, and a lightning rod in human resource development in Jordan and the Arab region.

Finally it is my pleasure to thank my NCHRD colleagues, our website is an active instrument. It is becoming an important point of communication for those interested in finding out about what NCHRD doing or communicating our monthly Calendar of Events and for announcing projects, activities, etc., as well as an instrument for promoting policy oriented research and data-informed decision makers and planners in education and human resources development for policy makers, project specialists and researchers.


The Eighth Conference on Human Resources in the Arab World begins.


On Wednesday 16/10/2019, Dr. Adnan Badran inaugurated the 8th Annual Conference on Human Resources in the Arab World between Emiratisation and Migration, organized by the General Secretariat of the Association of Human Resources Development Research Center in the Arab World Wide. more info click here                           

The launch of sectoral studies 2019


Under the patronage of HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal, President of the Supreme Council for Science and Technology The launching of sectoral studies "Phase 5" will be held on Thursday 19/9/2019                           


The Jordanian Pharmacist Association (JPA) visited the National Center for Human Resources Development


 HE the President of the National Center for Human Resources Development (NCHRD) met with the chairman and members of the JPA and a group of deans of the Faculty of Pharmacy at the Jordanian universities. Work for graduates at the local and regional levels and reduce the problem of unemployment in the pharmaceutical sector. Operating sector. To view the pictures click here                           

The main survey of TIMSS - 2019

The main survey of the International Study (TIMSS - 2019) will begin on Sunday 7/4/2019 and will continue until Thursday, 11/4/2019

Studies of the gap between the supply and demand sides of the economic sectors (Tourism, ICT, Construction) Phase Four in 2018:

The results of the sectoral studies were launched under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Al Hassan, Chairman of the Higher Council for Science and Technology and attended by Prime Minister Dr. Omar Al-Razaz and the Ministers concerned on Thursday morning, 15/8/2018. Phase 5 were also announced, the studies representing the pharmaceutical industry, chemical, plastic and rubber industry and Jewelry industries.

The National Center for Human Resources Development and the Department of Statistics sign an agreement to implement a field survey:

The National Center for Human Resources Development and the Department of Statistics sign an agreement to carry out a survey of five economic sectors covering the pharmaceutical, chemical, plastic and rubber industries, jewelery and metal manufacturing and transport and storage sectors, to be implemented in 2018 and 2019.

PISA 2018

The main field survey of the International Study (PISA - 2018) will begin on Thursday 10/5/2018 and will continue on Sunday and Monday, 13-14 / 5/2018, which will be applied to a sample of 9765 students aged 15 years from 313 schools in the Kingdom.. With cooperation with the Ministry of Education and the other education authorities(Ministry of defense, UNRWA ,private Sector)

TIMSS2019 Field trial

The National Center for Human Resources Development invited a team of educational supervisors on Monday, April 2,2018, to administer the instruments of TIMSS2019 Field trial. Prof. Abdalla Ababneh, the president of NCHRD, welcomed the team and assured the importance of Jordan participation in the international studies at all levels, international, regional and national levels. Dr. Khattab Abulibdeh, the researcher at(NCHRD) discussed the detailed procedures of data collection of TIMSS2019 field trial.

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