Project two description
The GIZ operates on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the European Union (EU).
It Is supporting Jordan in creating long-term prospects for both Jordanians and the Syrian refugees by assisting the host municipalities where many of the refugees are living, and thus contributing to the stability of the country.
In addition to Syrian crisis, Jordan as a desert nation faces other key development challenges that are rooted primarily in the lack of natural resources. Water is in short supply and a large number of refugees is further increasing pressure on water resources. Climate change and environmental pollution are other key issues. Furthermore, Jordan's industry is weak, and population growth is high at around 2.6 percent (2017). Much of the population lives in cities, but the younger population faces a shortage of productive sources of income.
Official data confirms that unemployment is reaching almost 19 percent, which is an "unprecedented" level unseen in the last 25 years. While the unofficial rate is estimated to be around 30 percent