The National Center for Human Resources Development (NCHRD)
The NCHRD is a semi-autonomous institute, affiliated to the Higher Council for Science and Technology. Originally established in 1990 as the National Center for Educational Research and Development (NCERD), the Center’s mandate expanded in recognition of the broader focus and responsibility for guiding the development of national HRD policies and actions. Corresponding with the broader mandate, the NCERD was renamed in mid-1995 as the National Center for Human Resource Development.
In recognition of the key role that NCHRD is to perform in the development of the national human resources, the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has mandated NCHRD as the lead agency responsible for monitoring and evaluating investments in educational reform programs to ensure maximum benefit is realized.
In attempting to fulfill its important mandate and achieve its goal, NCHRD has identified major areas of activity including:
- Conducting and supporting studies & research pertaining to the educational system.
- Conducting/supporting studies and launching projects linking the outputs of education & training systems with the labor and employment sector by setting up a system for HR information management.
- Supporting education innovation initiatives.
- Evaluating the elements, components and outputs of the educational reform plans.
- Supporting the plans & projects geared towards the education reform plans of education.
- Offering consultations to organizations at home & abroad on areas relevant to NCHRD responsibilities.
- Coordinating with local, regional and international organizations and institutions to provide assistance and contributions to the education system reform through the relevant government bodies.
For more information please visit NCHRD website www.nchrd.gov.jo
Last update: 2009