The HDI for Jordan is 0.773, which gives the country a rank of 86th out of 177 countries for 2005 data reported in 2007/2008 report.
income and gross enrolment are somewhat responsive to short term policy changes. For that reason, it is important to examine changes in the human development index over time. but I don't know about now, like so much happened on the political and economic realm since 2005 in Jordan.
The HDI measures the average progress of a country in human development. The Human Poverty Index for developing countries (HPI-1), focuses on the proportion of people below a threshold level in the same dimensions of human development as the human development index - living a long and healthy life, having access to education, and a decent standard of living. By looking beyond income deprivation, the HPI-1 represents a multi-dimensional alternative to the $1 a day poverty measure.
The HPI-1 value of 6.9 for Jordan, ranks 11th among 108 developing countries for which the index has been calculated.
The HPI-1 measures severe deprivation in health by the proportion of people who are not expected to survive age 40. Education is measured by the adult illiteracy rate. And a decent standard of living is measured by the unweighted average of people without access to an improved water source and the proportion of children under age 5 who are underweight for their age. [source]
still I don't think this measure is practical enough, its a great indicator but it doesn't advice anything about improving measures, because its responsive to policies but doesn't tell how to fix it. rankings are ok, but there is a lot of room for improvements especially in camps and rural cities. and the truth is, we didnt see the data past 2007, so reality now is different.