Project profile — Scaling Up Access to Formal Education for Syrian Girls and Boys


Government of Jordan (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011468)
2019-03-07 - 2021-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
EGM Europe, Arctic, Middle East and Magh

Country / region 

• Jordan (100.00%)


• Education, Level Unspecified: Teacher training (11130) (10.00%)
• Basic Education: Primary education (11220) (90.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• 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)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project supports Jordan’s Ministry of Education to implement its commitment byensuring every child in Jordan receives a formal education, regardless of nationality. Along with other donors, Canada's contribution seeks to cover the additional costs of providing formal education for Syrian children, thereby protecting the futures of hundreds of thousands of vulnerable refugee girls and boys. As with all pooled-fund projects, Canada works in close cooperation with other donors and the Government of Jordan to promote effective, transparent, and accountable country systems, increase donor coordination and harmonization and strengthen mutual accountability. This project also fosters greater policy dialogue among donors, government, and partners, which helps to reinforce efforts to 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) improved access for Syrian girls and boys to formal education; and (2) improved quality of education for Syrian girls and boys.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of October 2021 include: (1) 4806 students enrolled in non-formal education, and 763 enrolled in the catch-up programme; (2) 143,724 Syrian refugee children received free textbooks and tuition, while 164,281 children of all groups received learning materials; and (3) 66,687 teachers and 678 teaching assistants/facilitators trained on new curriculum for inclusive education pedagogy.

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 Basket funds/pooled funding
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