Legal empowerment of the poor


This project aims at upgrading skills of practitioners and policy makers to analyse and diagnose the obstacles to improving the lives of those in the informal economy and develop solutions.

What have we accomplished so far

  • Conducting analysis for household survey on employment and a panoramic study of the informal sector in Jordan

Expected outputs

  • Developing a consultative panoramic Analysis on informal economy in Jordan
  • Establishing a quantitative database capturing the estimating size of the informal economy
  • Establishing a qualitative, gender-sensitive and youth-sensitive  understanding of informality
  • Conducting  nation-wide Policy Dialogues
  • Developing downstream policy interventions based on the findings

Who Finances it?

Donor Name Amount contributed
UNDP Democratic Governance Thematic Trust Fund 200,000 USD
Government of Jordan 116,500 USD
Project start date:
August 2011
Estimated end date:
June 2015
Focus Ares:
Responsible Party:
Economic and Social Council
Implementing Partner:
Ministry of Planning anInternational Cooperation
Project Budget:
USD 316,500
Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MOPIC)