Project profile — Mashreq Gender Facility: Advancing the Child Care Agenda in Jordan


Umbrella Facility for Gender Equali
2021-03-31 - 2024-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
EGM Europe, Arctic, Middle East and Magh

Country / region 

• Jordan (100.00%)


• Government And Civil Society, General: Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (40.00%)
• Employment policy and administrative management:
Employment policy and administrative management (16020) (20.00%)
Statistical capacity building (16062) (20.00%)
• Business And Other Services: Business Development Services (25030) (20.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• 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 (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• 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 build on the Mashreq Gender Facility child care work to support women’s participation in the Jordanian economy. Access to quality child care services is key to facilitating women's economic activity in the Mashreq region. Women in this region are impacted disproportionately by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic due to job losses and increased care responsibilities. The Facility will provide technical support and funding for strategic regional and country-level child care activities based on action plans developed by the respective governments in collaboration with the private sector and civil society. Project activities include: (1) identifying intervention opportunities through a market assessment; (2) providing training to increase the resilience of child care services; (3) developing strategies to increase the market supply for child care services; (4) gathering evidence on the child care sector; and (5) raising awareness about how child care services can improve social conditions. This is one of three parts of the Mashreq Gender Facility project in Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon, with a total budget of $4 million for its child care component.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) established national commitments to provide and expand child care through the coordinated engagement of the public and private sector stakeholders; (2) increased capacity of governments and local actors to address child care provision challenges based on new data, knowledge and evidence; and (3) identified innovative solutions to bridge the supply and demand sides of child care services.

Results achieved 


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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