Head of DFID Jordan
Find out how the UK will respond to opportunities and challenges, what is being achieved for the UK and who we are working with.
Jordan is on the frontline of multiple crises, including the continuing Syria conflict which is now in its eighth year and has created one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises. A series of economic shocks – including the Global Financial Crisis, the Arab Spring and the Syria conflict – means that Jordan’s economy is suffering from slowing growth, high debt and 18% unemployment, which is at a 25-year high. In addition, there are 662,000 registered Syrian refugees in Jordan, which is putting significant pressure on vital services and infrastructure.
The UK will continue to help Jordan meet its Compact pledge (agreed at the 2016 ‘Supporting Syria and the Region’ conference in London), to get every child into education and to create 200,000 jobs for Syrian refugees. In April 2018, DFID committed to provide £110 million of UK aid funding for 2018/19 and to double its funding for economic resilience and reform, in line with Jordan’s Vision 2025. The new package of support is part of the UK’s long term partnership with Jordan, which was agreed by the Prime Minister and King Abdullah in November 2017, and will support Jordan’s ambitious plans to reform the country.
To find out how the UK will respond to opportunities and challenges, what is being achieved for the UK and who we are working with please read the full Country Profile for Jordan
- Development Tracker: Jordan to explore international development projects funded by the UK government by country and sector
- Jordan and the UK updates, news and events from the UK government in Jordan
- International Development Funding finder tool for funding opportunities by country, sector and organisation type
- Research for Development Outputs for outputs from DFID funded research projects and programmes