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What is the project about?

The “Youth Employment Generation Programme in Arab Transition Countries - Jordan Component” Project was designed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and signed in April 2012 in coordination and with the financial support of the Embassy of Japan. It aims to respond to the unemployment challenge faced by youth in Jordan, contribute to empowering Jordanian youth, promote employment and decent work, reduce socio-economic inequalities and foster gender equality.

The Project will be implemented through three main components:

  • An inception conference chaired by the UNDP which will enable the identification of priorities, capacity gaps and technical assistance requirements that are needed for the implementation of the Project and the establishment of the National Implementation Plan.
  • At least 75 young people aged between 18 and 26 years old will be placed in internships in the private or public sectors. At least 50% of the interns will be young females.
  • A mapping of existing Youth employment policies and programmes will be conducted to enable identifying gaps and needs in the legal and regulatory employment frameworks regarding youth in Jordan. This activity will be carried out in coordination with the International Labour Organization (ILO).