Examining Reproductive Health Services of Women, Female Youth, and Female Refugees in Northern Jordan with a Behavioral Economics Lens

Coordinator of the project:
Dr H.J. Prince, The University of Texas

Consortium partners:

  • Dr Y. Khader, Jordan University of Science and Technology
  • Dr B. Al-Qaseer, Jordan Ministry of Health
  • Dr K. Ready, The University of Texas


Our aim is to design, implement and evaluate interventions that adhere to the Cairo consensus of ensuring women’s reproductive health and sexual rights (RHSR) and the rights of the vulnerable youth and refugee populations in the north while dramatically reducing population growth in accordance with the SDGs and Jordan’s needs. We propose to do this by using a combination of culturally sensitive anthropological practices and behavioral economic approaches.

A critical objective of this effort is to identify interventions that produce the desired outcomes cost-effectively, in order that these interventions may be institutionalized within Jordanian ministries and CSOs/NGOs and, therefore, more likely to be replicated throughout the country and sustained over time.


Project number

W 08.560.013

Main applicant

H.J. Prince

Affiliated with

University of Texas System, University of Texas at Austin

Team members

Dr. B. Al-Qaseer MD, Prof. Y.S. Khader PhD, H.J. Prince, Dr. K. Ready, N. Al Sheyab PhD


01/09/2017 to 31/07/2019