Jordanian Community Development and Support Program – Final Evaluation – Dec 2017

Publication Date: 20171215

This evaluation report provides an evidence-based assessment of the effectiveness and impact of the “Jordanian Community Development and Support” Program, funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), implemented from October 2014 to December 2017, in the Northern and Central regions of Jordan, specifically in Amman, Irbid, Mafraq and Zarqa governorates. Given the protracted nature of the Syrian crisis, which has exacerbated an already precarious economic situation in Jordan, the project was able to attend to a diverse group of beneficiaries, including youth, women and men from the Syrian refugee and Jordanian communities. This Program has effectively supported the following initiatives: (1) The provision of case management, information services, and one-time cash infusions to extremely vulnerable Jordanian households; (2) The support of the economic development of Jordanians through a micro-finance lending initiative; and (3) The establishment of community programs for youth to improve their vocational skills and opportunities and reinforce positive relationships between the Jordanian and Syrian communities. The evaluation was conducted by the Programs Quality Unit at CARE International in Jordan, in compliance with the Public Recognition Guidelines for Global Affairs Canada Development Partners.

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