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Jordan Transitional ICSP (January 2018 - December 2019)

Countries: Jordan | Operations ID: JO01 | Operations type: Transitional Interim Country Strategic Plan (T-ICSP)

T-ICSP approved in October 2017.

Revision 01 approved by the EB in November 2018.

Revision 03 approved by the CD in August 2019.

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has made significant progress in its economic, social and human development in the past decade. Since 2011, Jordan has also shown exceptional solidarity with the 1.3 million refugees fleeing war-torn Syria and has demonstrated impressive resilience in the face of one of the worst humanitarian crises.

This protracted crisis has nonetheless tested Jordan’s absorptive capacity by placing significant strains on its socio-economic foundations and resources, risking to undermine development gains and, with poverty on the rise, to erode the long-term resilience of its vulnerable communities.

At the same time, a large proportion of the refugees remain highly vulnerable and while humanitarian assistance has acted as a buffer, over 70 percent of Syrian refugee households in host communities continue to be either food insecure or vulnerable to food insecurity.

This transitional Interim Country Strategic Plan for 2018 is aligned to the Jordan Response Plan (2017-2019), its associated plans, including those of the United Nations and to WFP’s Vision 2020. It positions WFP as a partner of the Government of Jordan in its management of the refugee crisis and its implications for the Jordanian population

The transitional Interim Country Strategic Plan includes three strategic outcomes to address the ongoing humanitarian crisis and its effect on the most vulnerable Jordanians, while also positioning WFP as a strategic partner of the Government of Jordan towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2 (Zero Hunger).

  • Strategic Outcome 1: Food insecure Syrian refugees and Syrians stranded at the Berm have access to safe, adequate and nutritious food throughout the year.
  • Strategic Outcome 2: Vulnerable Jordanians, including school-aged children, are enabled to meet their basic food and nutrition needs all year long.
  • Strategic Outcome 3: Vulnerable women and men in targeted refugee and Jordanian communities sustainably improve their skills, capacities, and livelihood opportunities by 2018.
  • WFP will use this transition period to coordinate the conduct of a national Zero Hunger strategic review to assess Jordan’s progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2.

This review, as well as consultations with partners, will guide the design of the full Country Strategic Plan expected to be presented to the Executive Board for approval in November 2018 and start in 2019.