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Priority Research

share-net offers a list of national priority research on population-related issues, including reproductive health and family planning in order to offer findings and recommendations to inform policymaking, guide efforts to put in place population-related programs and services, improve performance on demographic indicators, and achieve sustainable development goals.


Population issues were identified based on scientific criteria that build on the findings and recommendations of previous studies and consensus over which scientific approach to be adopted among government, civil society, private sector and concerned international organizations to ensure that resources are directed towards priority research areas.


Priority research:

At its meeting. the steering committee adopted criteria for determining the priority of research topics. Committee members agreed in 2014 on a list of priority research that should be carried out based on the results of the 2012 Jordan Population and Family Health Survey in line with the priorities of the Council.


List 1: Suggested studies to be carried out based on the 2012 Jordan Population and Family Health survey

Area: Policy

Area: Programs

Area: service delivery

  • Determinants of various percentages of use of modern family planning methods among governorates
  • Analysis of childbirth rates, use of family planning methods among residents of refugee camps in Jordan
  • Missed opportunities for family planning information and services based on the 2012 survey
  • Detailed analysis of governorates with low fertility rates compared to governorates with high fertility rates
  • Factors and causes of Constant fertility rates in Jordan (based on 2012 data)
  • Different infant mortality rates by governorates (multivariate analysis)
  • Correlation between fertility rate and female labor force (update the study based on 2007 data survey)
  • Factors linked to low breastfeeding rates
  • Trends in the prevalence and determinants of caesarian section delivery in Jordan (2007-2007) 


  • From marriage to first child: time
  •  Average time between marriage and first pregnancy



  • Role of media and positive behavior



  • Analyzing the effect of gender preference on fertility, pregnancy spacing.



  • Determinants of pregnancy spacing in Jordan using the multivariate analysis



  • Demographic shifts in the Jordanian Badia population





  • Polygamy in Jordan



Second list: Studies outside the scope of the Jordan Population and Family Health Survey (require data from other sources)



Assessing the provision of family planning advice at public health centers and clinics

Assessing the quality of family planning services offered by family planning service providers

High risk fertility behavior and its impact on fertility: a case study on high-risk fertility behavior in Jordan such as child marriage, late pregnancy, pregnancy spacing, intervals between pregnancies, early detection.

Costs and savings of reducing fertility rate to the target level

Multidimensional poverty and child health in Jordan

Knowledge, attitudes and practices toward family planning among family planning service providers: Comparative study of the current situation and the past based on previous research

Causes of low use of modern family planning methods among educated women (higher than secondary education)