The European Commission has allocated €71 million ($102.27 million) to support key education and renewable energy development projects in Jordan. The funding will also finance the implementation of an action plan designed to provide technical assistance to Jordanian government institutions.
Of the sum, €35 million will be used to help Jordan implement its national energy strategy, which seeks to produce up to 20 percent in energy savings and boost the country’s use of renewable energy by 10 percent by 2020. The €23 million allocated for education development, meanwhile, will finance the second phase of education reforms in the country. The reforms include improving the monitoring and evaluation capacity of Jordan’s education ministry, increasing the number of learning centers for children with special needs and expanding training programs for teachers.
The remaining €13 million is for the implementation of Jordan’s European Neighbourhood Policy Action Plan, which will provide technical assistance to various Jordanian government institutions and set up twinning activities between the country and EU member states.
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