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Last updated: June 15, 2022

Water Governance Activity
June 15, 2022

Jordan is one of the most water scarce countries in the world. Unless the water sector prioritizes sector governance strengthening, improved financial performance, and sustainable management of water supplies, the country will experience a further deepening water crisis amid climate changes and population growth.

June 30, 2021

USAID works with the Government of Jordan as it pursues reforms to improve private sector competitiveness, increase participation of women in the economy, and expand economic and employment opportunities across the Kingdom to strengthen Jordan’s political and economic stability.

June 30, 2021

USAID partners with the Government of Jordan to construct and rehabilitate hospitals and schools, train teachers and healthcare workers, expand social services for vulnerable populations, and address education and healthcare priorities during the COVID-19 pandemic so that the people of Jordan have the support they need to build resilience, economic stability, and security for themselves and their country.

May 16, 2021

Jordan’s people are the country’s greatest asset. A healthy and productive population is fundamental to the country’s future economic growth and political stability. USAID and Jordan share a longstanding partnership to strengthen the country’s health system, enhancing the quality of health care services, training health-care providers, and constructing health-care facilities throughout the country. The Kingdom has made enormous progress in recent years in reducing maternal and infant mortality and expanding and improving health infrastructure.

May 16, 2021

Jordan is one of the most water-scarce countries in the world. The country’s renewable water supply currently meets around two-thirds of the population’s water demands, with groundwater being used twice as quickly as it can be replenished. Population growth and the influx of refugees from regional conflicts put additional strain on an already stressed water supply. Climate change will exacerbate the problem. Jordan’s water security is critical to the country’s long-term political and economic stability.