'Walk the Talk' for the Jordan Compact | Arabic

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Date published
15 Apr 2018
Jordan INGO Forum
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Education, Livelihoods, Forced displacement and migration
Jordan, Syria

The ‘Jordan Compact’ presented at the 2016 London conference details major commitments aimed at improving the resilience of refugee and host communities, focusing mainly on: EDUCATION and LIVELIHOODS.


  • The enrolment of Syrian refugee children in public schools increased from 126,127 children in 2016-2017 to 130,382 in 2017-2018.
  • 209 double-shift schools have opened across the country. 6,000 out-of-school children were provided with certified non-formal education, such as catch-up and drop-out programmes. A total of 118,107 children, including those vulnerable in host communities, were provided with non-certified learning support services.
  • The government set up in September 2017 a grace period enabling all children to enrol in schools, regardless of their nationality and documentation status.
  • It also accepted refugee children who had missed the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year enrol in the second semester.
  • Large teacher training programs were rolled out with 7,452 teachers, facilitators and school staff trained on psychosocial support, child-centred approaches and life-skills by the end of 2017.
  • A National Centre for Curricula Development was also established in order to support the development of educational materials, and encourage continuous curricula development and lifelong learning.
  • The system for collecting and managing education data in Jordan was considerably strengthened through OpenEMIS.