Improving Social Services for the Vulnerable Youth in Jordan

Youth:Work Jordan is a collaborative, community-based initiative to promote marketable job skills, improve social services, and expand civic engagement opportunities among some of Jordan's most underserved youth.

Youth for the Future

Youth for the Future, or also known as Youth: Work Jordan aims to improve the social services and protection for vulnerable youth ages 15 to 24. With funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development, IYF and Jordan's Ministry of Social Development are working together with local NGOs and youth to strengthen the life, employability, and entrepreneurship skills of disadvantaged youth and to align them with market demands so that they are equipped for employment opportunities. This 5-year, $30 million project, engages with family and community members since they play a key role in shaping youth outlook, behaviour and decisions. In addition, the Youth: Work Program builds support networks and community-based alliances that connect disadvantaged youth to mainstream economic and social opportunities.

Since the project’s inception in 2009, more than 4,700 youth were reached through the program, with 3,331 completing employability training, 1,479 placed in jobs, 897 trained in entrepreneurship.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • International Youth Foundation

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 101-250

    The International Youth Foundation (IYF) prepares young people to be healthy, productive, and engaged citizens.

    They are passionate in their belief that educated, employed,...

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Key Information

LocationJordan, North Africa and Middle East
  • Start Date 2009
  • End Date 2014
  • ValueUSD 30 Million