Poverty Reduction

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


UNDP is working towards contributing to the achievement of the national development of Jordan. UNDP’s work is based on a number of national strategic documents. This includes the National Agenda (2006-2015), and its Executive Development Programme (2011-2013), well as the relevant policies and strategies such as;  the Poverty Reduction Strategy (2012-2020), National Employment Strategy (2011-2020), Environment Strategy, and others. UNDP work is also guided by a number of UNDP’s corporate strategic and guiding documents, such as the Strategic Plan, and Annual Business Plans. At the national Level UNDP’s current Country Programme (CPD), and its Action Plan the (CPAP) are based on the UN Country Common Assessment (CCA) and the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF).