Jordan

Active Projects: 1

GDP (current US$): 38.65 billion (2016)

Population: 9.45 million (2016)

Major Partners

INFORM Risk Rating: 4.2

Risk data from INFORM, a global open-source risk assessment for humanitarian crises and disasters, uses a scale from 0-10, with 10 as the highest level of risk.

Primary Hazards

For additional information on the natural hazard risk profile, visit ThinkHazard.

Context

GFDRR supports activities to strengthen disaster and climate resilience in this country. Additional information forthcoming.

Projects Awarded by GFDRR 2007 - Present

Project Description
Improving Urban Resilience in Cities Impacted by the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan
$500,000 01/2017 - 06/2018

This project aims to use hazard risk profiling to inform improvements in overall urban resilience in cities in Jordan that have been affected by the Syrian refugee crisis. It will leverage work underway by UNHABITAT and other partners to map the risk profiles of municipalities. It will also undertake additional assessments of the overall social cohesion, governance systems, fiscal, infrastructure, and service delivery in selected municipalities. Project activities will help develop and implement local emergency and risk management plans. The goal is to mitigate critical natural and man-made risks and vulnerabilities to internal and external shocks tied to social cohesion, governance, service delivery, economic, and fiscal dynamics. Based on results, the project will also identify adjustments and investments necessary to improve living conditions for both host communities and refugees in these cities.

World Bank Engagements 2012 – Present

Project Description
Emergency Services and Social Resilience Project AF $10.8 million | Start date: 2016-12 (Ongoing)

The development objective of the Emergency Services and Social Resilience Project for Jordan is to help Jordanian municipalities and host communities address the immediate service delivery impacts of Syrian refugee inflows and strengthen municipal capacity to support local economic development.