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July 20, 2022

Strong public and health policy is based on accurate data. Since 1990, USAID and the Government of Jordan have collaborated to conduct seven Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), which provide comprehensive data on fertility, mortality, family planning, maternal and child health, and nutrition as a tool for assessing existing population and health programs and policies.

July 20, 2022

Jordan faces a dual burden of overnutrition and undernutrition. The Jordan Population and Family Health Survey of 2017-2018 identified a number of startling findings, including that 55 percent of Jordanian women were overweight, and nearly 17 percent of newborns had a low birth weight – one of the highest percentages in the Middle East.

July 20, 2022

After years of upheaval across the Middle East, Jordan faces an urgent challenge meeting the healthcare needs of its citizens, as well as of over 650,000 registered Syrian refugees. Many hospitals are overcrowded, the quality of core health services has deteriorated, and Jordan struggles to finance the surge in demand for healthcare.

Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening
June 22, 2022

In 2018 and 2019, Jordan witnessed a series of large-scale peaceful protests in which demonstrators expressed their dissatisfaction with government performance, proposed tax legislation, and increased income inequality. While the Government of Jordan has launched efforts to address citizen demands for change, it must carefully balance achieving reform, citizen-state trust, and maintaining stability. To this end, USAID’s Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening supports the Jordanian government’s continued efforts toward establishing equitable, accountable, and inclusive political processes that will ensure the long-term stability of Jordan.

Independent Election Commission Partnership Program
June 22, 2022

USAID supports the Independent Election Commission’s work to improve political representation and the accountability of elected bodies through free and fair elections and increased civic engagement. To achieve this, the project focuses on several components, including designing and providing civic engagement and voter education curricula in universities, schools, and communities; training staff to strengthen the Commission’s organizational and human resource capacities; deploying new elections infrastructure to safeguard accuracy and data security; and establishing a regional center of excellence to be housed at the Commission that will serve as a training and research institute to provide electoral technical assistance and research to support electoral commissions in neighboring countries.


Last updated: November 23, 2022

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