Our Projects

Poverty Reduction

  • Mitigating the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on Jordanian vulnerable host communities

    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.

  • Youth Employment Generation Programme in Arab Transition Countries– Jordan Component Phase II

    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.

  • Supporting Poverty Analysis and Monitoring in Jordan

    UNDP is providing technical assistance to develop definitions and measurement tools to respond to the challenges of poverty in the Kingdom as a multidimensional phenomenon. In this project UNDP is providing direct support to the National Agenda (2006 – 2015) particularly on social welfare theme.

  • Thinking Differently about Poverty and the Poor

    UNDP is providing technical assistance to support poverty analysis and monitoring at Ministry of Planning And International Cooperation (MOPIC) and Department of Statistics (DOS).

  • Food and Nutrition Security in Jordan

    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.

  • Youth Employment Generation Programme in Arab Transition Countries - Phase I

    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.

  • Localization of the MDGs in the Governorate of Zarqa

    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.

Democratic Governance

Crisis Prevention and Recovery

  • Reducing Disaster Risk and Integrating Climate Change

    The project aims to improve governance and strengthen Jordanian institutional coping mechanisms to address disaster risk reduction (DRR) for natural hazards and climate change adaptation (CCA) as it relates to prevention, mitigation, and preparedness for flash flooding

Environment and Energy