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National Centre for Human Resources Development

UNEVOC Centre (National Body) since 2000

The National Centre for Human Resources Development (NCHRD) is a government institution that operates under the auspices of the Higher Council for Science and Technology chaired by his highness prince El Hassan Bin Talal and is conceived as an external semi-independent.

NCHRD has served Jordanian citizens through its vital role in capacity building and institutionalization of education development initiatives (via the First Educational Development Plan1988) and linking investment in training, education, and qualifications to labor market needs.

It’s mission is to assist in meeting Jordan’s development needs, by enhancing the effectiveness of its educational and training system. It aims to develop the national human resources and engages with various public and private sector institutions, on the national, regional, and international level, in Jordan and the Arab region

NCHRD has been a lead player in the national ETVET reform effort since 2005, which culminated in the E-TVET Strategy.


Responsible for monitoring and evaluating any educational system at the various levels and forms. It contributes to the development of Jordanian human resources through improving the effectiveness of the educational and training systems in order to allow them to keep up with socioeconomic requirements.


The center aims, as stated in article three of its by-law, at the development of national capacities in the field of human resources development. The following are the major goals and functions of NCHRD, as stated in its by-law:

- To conduct and support studies and research related to the various levels and forms of the educational system including higher, vocational and technical education in coordination with the parties concerned.

- To conduct and support studies, and to launch projects, linking the outputs of education and training systems with the labor and employment sector , by establishing a human resources development information system.

- To evaluate the plans and projects geared towards the elements, components and outputs of the reform plans.

- To support the plans and projects geared towards the education reform plans in the various levels and diversified types of education, including systems, programs, human resources and education and training facilities.

- To offer consultancy services to organizations at home and abroad in areas that are relevant to human resources development.

- To coordinate with local, regional and international organizations and institutions, to provide assistance deemed necessary to support the reform plans at the various levels and types of the education system.

In this regard, the Center coordinates with a great number of local , regional and international organizations. These include relevant higher education establishments, ministries and organizations in the private and public sectors.

Regular tasks

  • Mentoring & evaluation for any educational reform plan .
  • Overseeing the administration of international examinations such as TIMSS, PISA.
  • Supporting piloting projects and innovations in Education.
  • Assessing the elements, components and out puts of educational plans.
  • Supporting development plans and projects.
  • Enhancing policy reform.
  • Offering consultation, training programs

Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
Sharing knowledge about TVET
Primary focus
Developing knowledge
Primary focus
Developing and building capacities
  Secondary focus


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
  Secondary focus
Primary focus
Policy makers
Primary focus
Private sector
Primary focus

Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
Greening of TVET institutions and skills     Not interested
  Interested to contribute
OER and Online Learning
   Interested to learn
Equity of access in TVET
Interested to lead
Gender equality in TVET
Interested to lead
Fostering entrepreneurship
  Interested to contribute
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
  Interested to contribute

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
Capacity development projects
Highly interested
Policy oriented projects
Highly interested
Knowledge development
Highly interested
Workshops and conferences
Highly interested

Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
Within my cluster
Highly interested
With Africa
  Moderately interested
With the Arab States
Highly interested
With Asia and the Pacific
  Moderately interested
With Europe, CIS and North America
Highly interested
With Latin America and the Caribbean
  Moderately interested


National Centre for Human Resources Development (NCHRD)



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