Building Resilience Among Refugees and their Jordanian Hosts – Phase III
Even before the COVID-19 crisis, over 1 million Jordanians (15% of the population) and over 600,000 refugees in Jordan (85% of refugees) lived below the poverty line. The pandemic has exacerbated pre-existing challenges among refugee and host communities to generate income.
ER 1.1. Enhanced profitability and job creation potential of micro businesses owned by refugees and vulnerable host Jordanians in urban areas, especially women, including identified participants from phases I & II.
ER 1.2. Enhanced financial inclusion of urban refugees and vulnerable host Jordanians, especially women and youth, including identified participants from phases I & II.
ER 2.1. Enhanced income-generating capacities of Azraq camp residents, especially women and youth, including identified participants from phases I & II.
ER 2.2. Enhanced access to financial services for Azraq camp residents, especially women and youth, including identified participants from phases I & II.
Advanced business skills training + Grants + Business mentoring for microbusinesses in urban areas
Awareness raising and information provision on business registration and financial services
Establishment of new VSLA groups with roll-out of VSLA Application developed during phase II
Documentation and dissemination of key learnings and advocacy messages around financial inclusion of refugees, women, and youth
Information provision on access to financial services to VSLA groups and their members
Advanced business training and assistance for micro-businesses in Azraq camp
Grants and toolkits for micro-business development in Azraq camp
Transfer of VSLA methodology to Azraq camp and establishment of groups (pilot)
Information provision and guidance on financial services in Azraq camp
1,515 refugees in urban areas and Azraq camp as well as vulnerable Jordanians will benefit directly (at least 70% of them women and 40% youth).
5 institutions will be engaged around financial inclusion.
75 employees in micro businesses and 7,575 family members of project participants will benefit indirectly.
Jordan: Amman and Zarqa, Azraq refugee camp.
01.07.2022 – 30.06.2024
Austrian Development Agency (with funding from the Austrian Development Cooperation)
To contribute to strengthening the livelihoods resilience of women, men and youth refugees and vulnerable host community members in Jordan, through consolidation of progress made during Migrations phases I & II.
Consolidated the progress made during Migrations phases I & II for women, men, and youth refugees as well as vulnerable host community members regarding their access to dignified, sustainable livelihoods.