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Speeches Shim

April 9, 2019

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.

February 6, 2019

U.S. health investments in the Kingdom of Jordan are helping Jordan make the critical transition from donor recipient to development partner. But this transition isn’t always linear. While the health of Jordan’s population has improved significantly over the past few decades, witnessed by a 54% decline in maternal death and a 43% decrease in infant mortality since 1997, the effects of recent geopolitical events—most notably the Syrian crisis—and internal economic challenges have threatened these gains and the ability of the Government of Jordan to provide quality healthcare to all within its borders. It was within the context of this critical development challenge that I was invited to observe activities and to participate in events that represent how USAID programs have evolved to help Jordan address this challenge head on.

August 8, 2018

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with the Jordan Ministry of Water and Irrigation, announced its plans to protect the country’s scarce water supply through two new major commitments to Jordan’s water sector.

August 2, 2018

Today the United States and the Ministry of Public Works and Housing announced the award of 14 new contracts to 11 Jordanian firms to renovate, expand, and construct public schools in Jordan. These contracts, worth over $67 million, are part of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) commitment, in partnership with the Government of Jordan, to build 25 new schools, expand 120 schools, construct 300 kindergarten classrooms, and renovate 132 schools across Jordan to improve access to quality basic education.

April 26, 2018


ISSUANCE DATE: April 26, 2018

SUBJECT: Solicitation for a Cooperating Country/Third Country National Personal Service Contractor (CCN/TCN PSC) (Local Compensation Plan)

Dear Prospective Applicants:

The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Amman Jordan, is seeking applications from qualified persons to provide personal services under contract as described in this solicitation.