Jordan is a middle-income country, with an economic situation featured by several challenges; ongoing deficit in the public budget, high inflation and low economic participation rate in addition to the scarcity and shortage of natural resources. As a result, the progress of the economic growth is sometimes receded, and social welfare of people is hardly maintained. All these aspects played a role in increasing the poverty rate from 13.3% in 2008 to 14.4% in 2010. Handling Jordan’s socio-economic challenges requires a well-rounded joint effort and support. More
UNDP works with national and international partners in order to contribute to the eradication of extreme poverty and supporting youth. more
Supporting the Disadvantaged
Providing support for disadvantaged communities to achieve self-sufficiency.
Projects and Initiatives
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. more
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.more