AFD has been present in Jordan since 2006 and is one of the country's main bilateral partners with €1.6 billion of funding. Its interventions are aligned with Jordanian authorities' development strategies and have a twofold goal.
AFD is supporting sustainable and fair growth in Jordan by helping it to manage its structural constraints (scarcity of water, energy dependency, landlocked location), to modernise its institutional framework and to develop economic activity and employment. Its actions are also aimed at strengthening the resilience of Jordanian society by focusing on the most vulnerable host and refugee populations.
The funding provided by AFD takes the form of concessional loans, both for public policy support and projects, as well as grants. It is focused on a number of sectors: water and sanitation (45%), energy transition (25%), urban development (24 %) and social cohesion (justice and youth vocational training).
The memorandum of understanding signed for the next four years reasserts these strategic and sector orientations.
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