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May 22, 2020

For nearly 70 years, USAID has partnered with the Government of Jordan to strengthen the Kingdom’s water security by expanding and rehabilitating water supply systems, training hundreds of water experts, and building and renovating water networks and water and wastewater treatment plants. Today, USAID continues this partnership by improving water and wastewater infrastructure, strengthening water governance, and promoting water conservation so that the people of Jordan have sustainable access to water in order to help build strong, prosperous communities.

May 18, 2020

Jordan has made important progress expanding access to quality water, education, and health services. It boasts a youthful workforce, vibrant local business community, growing civil society, and increasing capacity for good governance. However, unemployment is high, particularly among women and youth, and the rapidly growing population and influx of refugees from regional crises are straining the country’s limited resources, threatening to derail the country’s continued development. The United States has partnered with Jordan to expand basic infrastructure, support good governance, and promote investment and the growth of industries, trade, entrepreneurship, and tourism. Today, USAID remains committed to supporting Jordan’s economic stability, security, and self-reliance by accelerating economic growth, strengthening democratic governance and accountability, and improving essential service delivery to meet the needs of the people of Jordan.

May 11, 2020

Almost two-thirds of the Jordanian population is under the age of thirty, offering enormous potential for the country to benefit from a “demographic dividend.” As the share of working-age people grows in comparison to very old or young segments of the population, they can act as energetic agents of change in their countries and communities and propel economic growth. However, in order to do so, they have to be equipped with the knowledge, resources, and opportunities they need to succeed.

April 28, 2020

The United States Agency for International Development in Jordan (USAID/Jordan) is seeking proposals from qualified Jordanian Architect‐Engineer (A‐E) firms interested in providing construction supervision services required to implement the program named “USAID/ Water Engineering Services (WES).”

April 7, 2020

Since the Syrian civil war broke out, millions of children have suffered from the conflict’s devastating toll on education. Destruction and displacement have thwarted school enrollment, literacy rates, and critical development skills. Twelve-year old Nour and her family fled from Syria at the beginning of the crisis and are now living in a tented settlement in northern Lebanon. Nour was born with a hearing and speech impediment that can make learning difficult, but with the help of digital gaming and partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and War Child Holland (WCH), Nour is continuing to learn.