USAID provides an annual cash transfer amounting to 51 percent of USAID’s annual operating year budget to the Government of Jordan (GoJ) in the form of budget support, to help sustain the GoJ’s fiscal stability and creditworthiness.
Cash transfers are conditioned on benchmarks that the GOJ agrees to meet prior to the disbursement of funds. These benchmarks, typically in the form of required policy reforms, are identified by a USAID-led Task Force comprised of representatives from U.S. government agencies operating in Jordan and are consistent with the country’s own National Agenda and USAID’s development objectives. For example, reforms conditioned by the cash transfer will strengthen Jordan’s policy framework to improve public financial management, more efficient use of natural resources, and competitiveness.
Last updated: January 26, 2015