Mitigating the Impact of Syria Crisis in the Host Communities

The project aims at: 

  • Short-term employment opportunities created and economic recovery initiatives developed geared towards improvement of livelihoods and basic social services delivery

  • Enhanced local economic development through skills-matching and exchange, MSMEs growth and capacity development

  • Improved delivery of municipal and social services

  • Technical support to coordination of host community concerns

Main Outputs

Output 1: Short-term employment opportunities created and economic recovery initiatives developed geared towards improvement of livelihoods and basic social services delivery.

Output 2: Enhanced local economic development through skills-matching, MSMEs growth and capacity development

Output 3: Enhanced skills exchange between Jordanians and Syrian refugees

Output 4: Improved delivery of municipal and social services

Output 5: Strengthened trust-ship between stakeholders through conflict transformation, social cohesion, and rapid response mechanisms.

Output 6: Enhancing community security and crime prevention & Support to legal aid in Jordan Output 7: Technical support for the government in effective aid coordination in response to Syrian Crisis

Output 8: Support to Counter-terrorism, Counter violent extremism and enhance stabilization

Achievements 

  • Throughout the duration of 3X6 project in Khaldiyeh and Manshyet Bani Hassan , there were positive indicators of job creation within the MSMEs. While 40% of MSMEs maintaining the same number of employees over 10 months, 32% of MSMEs reported that they have employed one new employee and 8% have employed at least two new employees; this indicates that even over the short duration of the program, the businesses have seen enough market demand and growth to expand, and that entrepreneurs are optimistic and investing in their future.

  • For Skills Exchange in Mafraq: 300 Jordanians and Syrian refugees (208 Jordanians and 92 Syrian refugees) were trained on the skills on conflict prevention and

resolution as part of the three-month skills exchange training programme. This contributed to strengthen the social cohesion and community stability in the targeted areas.

  • UNDP implemented both quantitative and qualitative assessments of livelihoods and employment projects, including the “Skills Exchange between Jordanians and Syrian Refugees” funded by RDPP, in order to capture their impact on immediate livelihoods, including food security and access to education and health among other basic needs. The monthly individual income to the Syrian beneficiaries as part of RDPP-funded support topped up the total income of their households. Consequently, access to food security as the first choice, and then education and health was enhanced.

  • UNDP implemented both quantitative and qualitative assessments of livelihoods and employment projects, including the “Skills Exchange between Jordanians and Syrian Refugees” funded by RDPP, in order to capture their impact on immediate livelihoods, including food security and access to education and health among other basic needs. The monthly individual income to the Jordanian beneficiaries as part of RDPP-funded support topped up the total income of their households. Consequently, access to food security as the first choice, and then education and health was enhanced.

  • An income statement is generated for all established microbusinesses over a period of three months. It informs the change in income of the microbusinesses, including revenues.

Status:

Ongoing

Project start date:

March 2013

Estimated end date:

December 2019

Focus area:

  • early recovery
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Jordan

    Implementing partner:

    United Nations Development Programme

    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • United Nations Development Pro
  • European Commission
  • Unesco
  • United Nations Population Fund
  • Un Women
  • World Food Programme
  • Unocha
  • Government Of Finland
  • Government Of Jordan
  • Government Of Japan
  • Government Of Kuwait
  • Government Of Netherlands
  • Government Of United States Of
  • Danida:
  • Swiss Agy For Development & Co
  • Unilever Plc
  • United Nations Foundation
  • Unocha/central_emg_resp_fund
  • The Department Of Foreign Affa
  • Ministry Of Foreign Affairs An
  • Amount contributed

    $65,611,154

    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2019 $2,960

    2018 $8,789,543

    2017 $13,252,628

    2016 $16,269,007

    2015 $7,191,297

    2014 $4,748,994

    2013 $2,930,939

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