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Our focus

Next generation UNDP

Today's development challenges are complex and each context is different. That's why we tailor our work to fit the needs of the countries and communities we serve.

UNDP's Country Programme (2023 - 2027) has been designed to be responsive to Jordan overarching development challenges. Addressing these challenges through three main portfolio:  

  • Prosperous and productive People
  • Green and Safe Future Pathways 
  • Holistic and Transformative Systems and Capacities 


Our work

As we implement our new country programme for a new era, see how we've been building on our strengths and presence on the ground in close to 170 countries and territories during more than five decades of action.


Inclusive Growth & Sustainable Livelihoods

The core aim of UNDP’s work under this Pillar is to promote the diversification of sustainable livelihoods that can help reduce vulnerabilities and build resilience to help people recover from current and future shocks and stresses.

UNDP’s work is focused on maintaining or enhancing the Kingdom’s human, natural, physical, political, financial, and social assets’ capabilities, without undermining the natural resource base. The Livelihoods and Job Creation programming aims to strengthen these six assets while paving the way for long-term economic development.
The Pillar also works on Local Economic Development planning, linking with the National Decentralisation Process which is also supported by UNDP Jordan. Efforts include the rehabilitation of key urban areas and local infrastructure towards the formulation of a larger and longer-term ‘Flagship Project’ aimed at reducing urban poverty in key selected areas of the Kingdom.
As of 2015, about 736 million people still lived on less than US$1.90 a day; many lack food, clean drinking water and sanitation. Rapid growth in countries such as China and India has lifted millions out of poverty, but progress has been uneven. Women are more likely to be poor than men because they have less paid work, education, and own less property.

Progress has also been limited in other regions, such as South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, which account for 80 percent of those living in extreme poverty. New threats brought on by climate change, conflict and food insecurity, mean even more work is needed to bring people out of poverty.
The SDGs are a bold commitment to finish what we started, and end poverty in all forms and dimensions by 2030. This involves targeting the most vulnerable, increasing basic resources and services, and supporting communities affected by conflict and climate-related disasters.

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