Jordan has received several waves of refugees over the past decades, the most recent influx consisting of Syrian refugees seeking safety from the prolonged civil war. The arrival of significant numbers of refugees has placed considerable strains on Jordan’s economy, which faces a number of pre-existing structural challenges, including widespread unemployment.
In the course of the past years, Jordan has seen a significant humanitarian response, accompanied by development programming aiming at tackling the underlying structural economic and societal challenges faced by both refugees as well as host communities. IMPACT has been active in Jordan since 2012 when REACH started supporting humanitarian actors responding to the refugee influx. Since then, IMPACT’s activities have evolved to include monitoring and evaluation programs in support to bilateral and multilateral donor agencies, implemented through its PANDA initiative.