7285-01. ESY-Mapping - Jordan

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) is well established in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, where it has been part of project design and permitting decision-making for 20 years. In an effort to continually improve the effectiveness of ESIA, the Ministry for Environment of Jordan invited the Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) to facilitate a workshop on this topic. The NCEA made use of ESY-mapping for this workshop, which is a diagnostic tool for assessing the quality of a national ESIA system. The NCEA was able to provide this facilitation as part of the Dutch Government's collaboration with Jordan.

Significant details

The ESY-mapping workshop took place in Amman in November 2019. In three days, a varied group of stakeholders in the ESIA process discussed the strengths and challenges of their regulation and practice.

The objective of the ESY-mapping workshop was twofold: 

  • To raise awareness on what ESIA good practice is internationally, and how different countries have designed and are applying this instrument.

  • To provide a shared understanding of the strengths of the ESIA system in Jordan, and the priorities for future action. The ESY-mapping results will form the basis of further design of the co-operation activities of the NCEA in Jordan. 


The results have been documented in a report available on this website.

Parties involved

Members of the working group

Ms B. Walmsley , PhD

Technical secretary: Ms B. Schijf

Further details

Country: Jordan; Middle East


Last modified: 23 Feb 2021