Assessing The Development Difference Between West And East Amman | Amman Institute
Assessing the DevelopmentDifference Between Westand East AmmanLana Andoni
Why I chose this topicTo determine whether the perceived development difference between West and East Amman actually existsFor years, people have perceived Amman as being divided into two parts; the West, the more prosperous part where upper – middle neighborhoods, high rise office buildings, hotels, businesses and banks locate, and the East, the older part of Amman, where lower income neighborhoods, refugee camps, and small informal markets locate.I wanted to see whether this difference exists, and to what extent…
Method• Determine the indicators to be tested -i.e. education, healthcare, employment, income• Creating an English and Arabic form of the Questionnaire
Results - Education Education Attainment in West and East Amman for Females and Males East Amman Females Males West Amman Females Primary Secondary Males College University 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0
Results - Income Income in West and East Amman for Females and Males 60 50West Males 40 FemalesEast 30 Males Females 20 10 0 < < 120 120 120-200 120-200 201-500 201-500 501-1000 501-1000 > 1000 >1000
Results – Density Density - Area per person in house 35 30 25 20WestEast 15 10 5 0 <10 < 10 b/ 10 - 19 10-19 20-29 20-29 30-39 30-39 40-49 40-49 50-59 50-59 60-69 60-69 70-150 70-150 150-250 150-250
Results – no. of Children Number of Children in each Household of West and East Amman West Amman East Amman
Results - Technology Presence of a computer in the East and West household West Amman East Amman
Suggested Development projectsSOME of the suggestions included –• Projects which provide job opportunities for the youth with reasonable income• Improve and provide transportation in the district• Parks for children• Libraries for children• Improve health care & renew facilities• Means for recreation such as parks, playgrounds, pools for children• Better garbage collection process• Open vocational schools• Mall• Parking lots• Maintain the cleanness of the neighborhood• ‘Change the people’• Sports clubs• Underground train• Better Car parks – ensure every business which opens has its own parking space• Open offices to transmit information and complaints between population and authorities• Make roads and pavements more handicapped friendly
Conclusion• After obtaining the results and analyzing the data, I found that discrepancy between the two regions is inevitably there.• This difference in development is witnessed – to different extents - in all of the assessed aspects, whether in female empowerment, education levels, income, employment rates, technology availability and health care.• We need to try to bridge the gap between these two areas
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