Project profile — Partnership to Strengthen the Capacity of Jordan’s Ministry of Education


UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (41304)
2019-06-16 - 2025-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
EGM Europe, Arctic, Middle East and Magh

Country / region 

• Jordan (100.00%)


• Education, Level Unspecified: Education policy and administrative management (11110) (80.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (20.00%)

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)
• 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 aims to improve evidence-based strategic policy-making, planning and coordination in the Ministry of Education to support the implementation of Jordan’s National Education Strategic Plan. Through technical assistance provided to the Ministry of Education, the project supports efforts to strengthen evidence-based planning and policy-making through improved data collection and utilization, monitoring, evaluation and reporting, and research. This technical support complements the Education for Jordan Prosperity project, which provides budget support to the ministry to implement the Strategic Plan.

Expected results 

The expected outcome for this project is improved collection, availability and use of disaggregated data for decision-making, policy formulation, and strategic planning.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of December 2021 include: (1) supported the first national Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4) – Quality Education Report to Jordan’s National Committee. The finalization of the SDG4 Report contributed to strengthening key Ministry of Education’s (MoE) staff skills in monitoring, data analysis and reporting on SDG4; (2) held a two-day policy dialogue with the MoE and UNESCO’s International Institute for Education Planning, partners and national stakeholders to conclude the Education Strategic Plan (ESP) mid-term review. This process was conducted throughout 2021 to assess the progress of the ESP, including the impact of COVID-19. Lessons learned led to the extension of the ESP until 2025; (3) activated the ESP Partnership and Coordination Structure, through Jordan’s Policy, Planning, and Coordination Committee, and Technical Working Groups to foster more inclusive partnerships and cooperation in the education sector; (4) supported the completion of the Statistical yearbook 2019-2020 to support strengthening the Education Management Information System (EMIS) aimed at increasing access to more inclusive data; and (5) provided skills training on quantitative and qualitative data to deliver a yearbook to the Statistics Unit of the MoE; and (6) supported the MoE in the implementation of their EMIS Operational plan (2020-2023) and the delivery of the new OpenEMIS platform.

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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