Our Projects

Poverty Reduction

  • The programme is designed to respond to urgent needs of crisis-affected people in a timely and efficient manner, with emphasis on Jordanians in host communities, to increase their absorption capacity and mitigating any possible tensions between Syrian refugees and hosting communities.

  • This project is the second phase of a multi-country program that has been developed to address the complexity of youth employment challenge to contribute to poverty reduction and social stability in Arab countries, including Jordan. This second phase of the project will build on the experience and lessons learned from Phase I of the project. The project will be implemented in 6 governorates in Jordan, characterized with high levels of poverty and/or unemployment, targeting youth employment creation.

  • Towards enhancing food security and nutrition in Jordan as a main pillar for poverty alleviation, UNDP has led a Joint UN Program to provide credible, coherent assistance to the government at the national and local levels through supporting coordinated national food security response, increasing sustainable food production for small-holder farmers and improving nutrition interventions and safety nets.

  • The project has aimed at building capacity of unemployed youth to be able to compete in the labor market, through an internship programme facilitated by special agreements with private and public entities; the internship was preceded by extensive training on life and employability skills in addition to specialized technical training from 4-6 months. The project has targeted unemployed youth aged between 18-26 at three governorates with high poverty and unemployment rates.

  • In 2004 the Government of Jordan produced its first national Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Report. The report monitored MDG achievements and identified gaps at the national level. This information was used as inputs by decision-makers to direct resources to further MDG progress. However, due to its focus on national level analysis, its recommendations remained only at the "aggregate" levels, not addressing the local level needs.

  • The Government of Jordan is taking a leadership role in bringing development and humanitarian responses to the Syria crisis in Jordan under one integrated planning and coordination framework. To this purpose, the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MOPIC) is seeking to establish a nationally-led coordinated Platform for humanitarian and development assistance. This Platform will constitute the strategic partnership mechanism between the Government and the international community for the preparation, implementation and monitoring of an integrated response to the Syria crisis and its implications on Jordan. The UN Country Team in Jordan is committed to strongly support this initiative and to further assist MOPIC in building its capacities to address the impact of the crisis on the country. The present programme document represents the first phase of the articulation of the collective support that the UN System, under the leadership of its Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, aims to provide to MOPIC.

Democratic Governance

Crisis Prevention and Recovery

Environment and Energy

  • The project aims at mainstreaming biodiversity conservation in order to promote more effective and integrated management of the coastal zone in the Aqaba Special Economic Zone (ASEZA).

  • The project objective is to provide necessary tools and increase technical capacity of the country to meet the requirements with respect to the Stockholm Convention with the overall objective of safeguarding the environment and health from PCB impacts at the national and global levels.

  • The project aims to integrate conservation of migratory soaring birds into relevant sectors, namely agriculture, energy, hunting, waste management and tourism, in 11 countries along the Rift Valley / Red Sea Flyway.

  • This project involves the electrical side of energy (as opposed to transportation, natural gas for heating or cooking etc…) for residential purposes, covering approximately 40% of Jordan’s total electrical consumption as of 2011.

  • The aim of the project is to reduce the impact of tourism on biodiversity in Jordan and it will intervene at three levels. At the national level, it will develop a regulatory and enforcement framework to reduce the impact of tourism on biodiversity, centrally (upstream); components will be piloted at the local level, assessed and refined before being adopted nationally and made available for replication and up-scaling.

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