Project profile — Improving Solid Waste Management and Income Creation in Host Communities


- 2017-12-29
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Jordan (100.00%)


• Water And Sanitation: Waste management/disposal (14050) (100.00%)


This project supports Jordanian communities hosting significant numbers of Syrian refugees by providing a safe and healthy environment and bolstering confidence in municipal services. The project seeks to improve solid waste management services, infrastructure and working conditions at Al-Akedir, the second-largest landfill in Jordan. Project activities include: (1) increasing the landfill's physical capacity; (2) improving landfill management capacity by providing staff with financial and technical training; and (3) improving processing efficiency by replacing worn-out machinery. The project also seeks to improve economic opportunities for local residents, especially women and youth, by designing, constructing and operating four recycling receiving stations and a sorting centre.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved solid waste management infrastructure and services in the governorate hosting the largest number of refugees in Jordan; and (2) improved economic opportunities for local residents, especially women.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of the end of the project (June 2019) include: (1) 16 women secured jobs through the launch of the Composting Packaging Site; (2) the construction of new main waste Sorting Center and a storage hanger; (3) the rehabilitation and upgrade of the existing Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Transfer Station in Northern Shouneh and the construction of a new MSW transfer station at Al Taybeh Al Jadeedeh area; and (4) intensive community and Community Based Organisations engagement to form "recyclables receiving green points" operated and managed by 60 women for the three targeted municipalities.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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