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Identity Center For Human Development

Organization Type:
Jordanian Organization

About Us
Identity Center is an independent civil society organisation working to encourage development across the Middle East. Founded in 2009 in Amman, Jordan, the Identity Center focuses strongly on domestic Jordanian politics, but is increasingly expanding its operations across the greater Middle East. Projects have thus far been undertaken in Morocco, Sudan, and Iraq. In 2014 an additional office also opened in Baghdad to support our in-country projects in Iraq.
The Identity Center operates in the space between the government and the people. It is not affiliated with any political party, movement or ideology, but rather the Center aims to increase political capacity and to enhance relationships between governments and civic society.
The Identity Center uses a variety of approaches in its operations. On a grassroots level, the Identity Center trains individuals in leadership and monitoring. At the same time, it works alongside political parties to encourage dialogue and develop party platforms. Finally, the Identity Center produces research and policy papers to encourage the government to evaluate its policies and consider alternative approaches.
The Identity Center works toward a world where people are empowered to shape and control their identities and destinies.
The Center empowers people to fully participate in political, economic, and social development through outreach, advocacy, and training.
Transparency, collaboration, free flow of ideas and information, learning from other cultures, gender equality, improved accountability and social justice.
Fields of Work:
The Center works in the following fields:
Local democracy and decentralization
Democracy and participation
Political and socioeconomic development
Parliamentary affairs.
Civil and political rights
Social and economic rights
Identity Center uses the following tools to complete its mission:
Media and social media
Conferences and workshops

Policy Paper: The 1988 Disengagement Regulations and...

This paper begins with a brief historical overview of the growing problem of identity in
Jordan by examining the disengagement regulations of 1988, the loss of nationality as a
result of the regu...

Securing Inclusive Education Opportunities for Perso...

Securing Inclusive Education Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities
Cost-Effective Steps for Addressing Gaps Between Legislation and Implementation

Work Opportunities for Syrians: An analysis of Speci...

This paper investigates opportunities to integrate Syrian refugees into the Jordanian labor market under the rules stipulated in the Jordan – EU agreement, and within the context of labor regulatio...

Policy Paper: Increasing Democratic Political Engage...

This paper examines issues which are limiting the democratic perception of Jordanian
university students’ political engagement in university life.

Jordanian Expectations From The Current 16th (Lower)...

Jordanian Expectations From The Current 16th (Lower) House Of Parliament

Attitudes among Jordanians toward Participation in t...

This publication was released as part of Identity Center’s project "Enhancing Political Participation among Jordanian People" on 6 September 2010. The project was implemented with the support of th...

Identity Center Annual Report 2012

Identity Center Annual Report 2012

Policy Paper: Bridging Divides Between Political Par...

Policy Paper: Fostering a Parliamentary Democracy in...

Policy Paper: Fostering a Parliamentary Democracy in Jordan through Electoral Reform

Manual of Civil Monitoring of Municipalities Work

This manual is a result of a pilot program carried out by the Identity Center
in collaboration with the Future Pioneers Association. The pilot program
was launched under the title “Municipalities...

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