Project profile — Education for Jordan Prosperity


Government of Jordan (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011468)
2018-03-23 - 2023-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
EGM Europe, Arctic, Middle East and Magh

Country / region 

• Jordan (100.00%)


• Education policy and administrative management:
Education policy and administrative management (11110) (20.00%)
Education facilities and training (11120) (25.00%)
Teacher training (11130) (25.00%)
• Basic Education: Primary education (11220) (25.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (5.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to improve learning outcomes for all girls and boys, particularly marginalized children enrolled in public schools from early childhood to the end of secondary in Jordan through the Education for Jordan Prosperity (E4JP). Project activities include: (1) assisting in sustaining the activities of Jordan’s Ministry of Education; (2) accommodating 126,000 Syrian refugee children and over 46,000 children of other nationalities in public schools; and (3) improving the quality and equity of education services for the benefit of all girls and boys enrolled in public education. As with all budget projects, Canada is working in close cooperation with other donors and the Government of Jordan to(a) promote effective, transparent and accountable country systems; (b) increase donor coordination and harmonization; and (c) strengthen mutual accountability. E4JP also fosters greater policy dialogue among donors, government and partners, which helps to strengthen efforts for effective, focussed aid, and long-term development results. This project is continuously monitored and evaluated in coordination with other donors.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) the Ministry of Education developed a more inclusive, gender-responsive and environmentally-aware education system; (2) field directorates and schools provide higher-quality education services in an inclusive, gender-responsive and environmentally-aware manner; and (3) parents and communities are engaged in girls’ and boys’ development and learning inside and outside the classroom.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) the Ministry of Education launched a Crisis and risk management strategy, an Education management information system and an open data portal. It integrated Gender equality in the education strategy across policies and in the Early childhood development framework; (2) enrolled more than 1.6 million children, including over 151,000 Syrian refugee children, in formal public pre-primary, primary and secondary education; (3) 56,840 (61% women) in-service educators, including teachers, principals, supervisors and counsellors, completed continuing professional development courses in-person and online; (4) 2,038 (56% women) newly qualified teachers completed preservice training on pedagogy, gender equality and inclusion, and environment sustainability; (5) trained and certified 727 newly appointed education supervisors and principals (67% women); and (6) created parent-teacher associations at all 4,007 schools, established 378 education councils and conducted five community awareness-raising campaigns on the importance of learning recovery and remedial education post-COVID pandemic. This include, education for all, including refugees and children with disabilities, education quality and the role of teachers.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $258,656
Transaction Date Type Value
07-05-2024 Disbursement $23,750
27-05-2024 Disbursement $9,500
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Sector budget support
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