Project profile — Support for Jordan School Feeding


WFP - World Food Programme (41140)
2013-03-28 - 2018-10-10
Global Affairs Canada
EGM Europe, Arctic, Middle East and Magh

Country / region 

• Jordan (100.00%)


• Basic Education: Primary education (11220) (50.00%)
• Developmental Food Aid/Food Security Assistance: Food aid/food security programs (52010) (50.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant 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 (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The Support for Jordan School Feeding initiative is both an in-kind support and a technical assistance project. It aims to provide improved social protection and poverty alleviation mechanisms for vulnerable populations of Jordan at the national and sub-national levels. The World Food Programme delivers direct food support, in the form of wheat and sugar, for the local production of fortified high-energy biscuits. These are then distributed by the Government of Jordan to primary school children. The World Food Programme also provides technical and strategic support that will enhance the Government of Jordan's capacity to deliver an efficient school feeding program with sustainable results. Support activities enables Jordan's national program to reach schoolchildren in the 66 sub-districts with the lowest food consumption and the highest rates of poverty. This ensures a safety net while encouraging children to stay in school.

Expected results 

The expected results for this project include: (i) cover up to 60% of schools in areas with high poverty rates (66 sub-districts) through the national school-feeding program; (ii) train up to 250 men and women to use program design, planning and implementation procedures and practices; (iii) improve the rating for the National Capacity Index (measures progress against five quality standards) for school feeding. This initiative is expected to provide rations to up to 390,000 primary school boys and girls.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of June 2014 include: energy date bars were produced and distributed to about 30,000 students in 1,070 schools in all targeted directorates.

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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