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.

  • 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– Jordan component 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.

  • 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.

  • UN Joint Support to the Jordan National Response to the Syria Crisis, phase 1

    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.

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