USAID will elevate its partnership with the Government of Jordan (GoJ) to address the country’s key challenges, incentivize reforms, and increase citizen-state trust, while helping to maintain Jordan’s stability and build self-reliance. USAID will increase coordination and burden-sharing with other donors, the GoJ, and the private sector. Programming will be implemented across the country.

  • Economic growth remains the top priority for USAID and the Government of Jordan and has the greatest potential to enhance Jordan’s self-reliance. The Mission will increase and deepen collaboration with the private sector to embrace market-based solutions and leverage the private sector’s expertise, resources, and investment to accelerate economic growth and job creation.
  • Jordan’s lack of water has the potential to upend progress in other areas. The Mission’s water sector programming will shift from a technical assistance model to implementing through partner government systems and facilitating private sector investment to strengthen Jordan’s overall water security.
  • Democracy, human rights, and governance programs will strengthen partnerships with non-government actors to build citizen engagement in decision-making while incentivizing a more transparent and accountable GoJ.
  • Education, health, and resilience programs for vulnerable groups, such as USAID’s cash and job readiness assistance to the working poor, will be implemented primarily through partner government systems as a means of developing GoJ capacity and bolstering commitment.
  • This strategy fully integrates women and youth across all development objectives, while also dedicating a development objective specifically focused on strengthening the agency and leadership of women and youth.

This CDCS was developed and finalized in 2020 as COVID-19 became a global pandemic. USAID/Jordan will continue to monitor its potential impact and if needed, the Mission will re-evaluate the strategic approach.