$554.6m in foreign aid pledged to Jordan in the first quarter of this year

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AMMAN — The total foreign aid pledged to Jordan for the first quarter of this year amounted to $554.6 million, about JD393 million, according to data published by the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, carried by Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

The total sum included $334.8 million for soft loans, $30.5 million for development grants, $189 million for supporting the Jordan Response Plan to the Syrian Crisis, and $30 million for supporting regional projects. The period covered was from January 1 to March 30, 2022.

The total amount of foreign aid was distributed as the follows; 91.6 percent for soft loans, while the percentage of regular grants reached 8.3 percent.
45% Of aid will go for projects that support promoting gender equality
Distribution of aid per sector was as follow: 45 percent for projects that support promoting gender equality, 31 percent for employment, training and livelihoods projects, 16 percent for infrastructure projects, 3 percent for the education sector, 3 percent for water and sanitation projects, 2 percent for the agricultural sector, 0.24 percent for the health sector, 0.05 percent for the tourism sector, 0.14 percent for projects that support economic growth, in addition to projects that supports human rights by 0.08 percent, according to the ministry.

Meanwhile, total foreign funding pledged to Jordan in 2021 reached JD3.1 billion ($4.4 billion), according to the ministry. It indicated that regular grants to Jordan amounted to JD1.3 billion, eased loans amounted to approximately JD1.2 billion, while support for Jordan’s response plan to the Syrian crisis amounted to JD527.4 million.

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