What we do
The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) joins forces to provide a well -coordinated, focused, and coherent response to Jordan’s development and humanitarian challenges. No single UN agency has the full range of skills, knowledge, and experience to tackle the multi-dimensional challenges of development. Working together, the UN System can provide assistance to a wide range of issues, and can ensure that the support provided by each agency is complementary, rather than duplicative. The real benefit of UN coordination is therefore the increased impact of UN System contribution in support to Jordanian stakeholders. Other important benefits include the reduced transaction costs for Government and strengthened national capacity for monitoring impact on poverty reduction and other important national goals. UN coordination also increases recognition by Governments and other partners of the potential strength of the UN System when it works together coherently.
The UN system in Jordan develops programmes and operations in collaboration with the Government and other national stakeholders, always taking into account the specificities of the Jordanian context. Programmatically and operationally, the UNCT in Jordan comes together under the umbrella of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF).
In September 2012, the UNCT and the Government of Jordan signed the third UNDAF, covering 2013 to 2017. The UNDAF is aligned to the Jordanian National Agenda (2006-2015) and the Executive Development Program (2011-2013). In support of operationalization of the UNDAF, four working groups were established, corresponding to the four strategic priority areas: i) Enhancing Systematic Reforms; ii) Ensuring Social Equity; iii) Investing in Young People, and; iv) Preserving the Environment.
Given the new emerging priorities as a result of the impact created by the Syria crisis on Jordan, and the National Resilience Plan (NRP 2014 – 2016), the UN in Jordan in partnership with national counterparts carried out an annual results review for 2013 and a revision of the UNDAF results matrix to ensure its alignment to the emerging national priorities.