System Strengthening Partnership Programme of the Ministry of Education Jordan and through UNESCO

In Jordan, the access to inclusive, protective quality education for vulnerable young people is impacted by natural and human-made hazards, including the protracted Syria crisis and climate change. Switzerland’s contribution to UNESCO for the System Strengthening Partnership Programme of the Ministry of Education enhances governance for evidence-based and crisis-sensitive education planning and delivery, as per Jordan’s Education Strategic Plan 2018-2025.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Politique d'éducation
Éducation des enseignants
01.07.2023 - 31.12.2025
CHF  2’000’000
Contexte In Jordan, structural fragility, the COVID-19 pandemic with its economic impact, climate change and multiple refugee crises are affecting the education sector. From the onset of the Syrian crisis, refugee children have been able to access Jordanian public schools, and many will continue with vocational education. Despite this inclusion policy, 40% of Syrian refugees aged 12-15 are out of school, compared to 4% Jordanians. The Ministry of Education (MoE) is committed to implementing its first Education Strategic Plan (ESP) 2018-2025 that provides a roadmap towards a more crisis-resilient education system through coordinated action around critical reforms. Switzerland supports the education sector in Jordan aligned to its Cooperation Programme Middle East 2019-2024 with coherent interventions in the humanitarian-development-peace nexus, to respond to humanitarian needs and to address root causes of fragility.
Objectifs The overall programme goal of the System Strengthening Partnership Programme is to ensuring access to inclusive and protective quality learning for vulnerable children and youth, through evidence based and crisis-sensitive education planning and delivery.
Groupes cibles

Two main target group levels are identified:

Direct participants: Government of Jordan’s Ministry of Education at all administrative levels (schools, education field directorates, central ministry). 

Ultimate indirect participants: Vulnerable children and youth from Jordanian, refugee and migrant communities.

Effets à moyen terme

Outcome 1: Improved availability of high quality data analysis for decision-making, policy formulation and leveraging of internal and external financing for education delivery

Outcome 2: Strengthened capacity for data usage for evidence-based decision making and policy formulation on education delivery

Outcome 3: Improved crisis-sensitive education data management at central ministry, field directorate and school levels 


Principaux résultats attendus:  

1.2. Technical assistance provided to the MoE through System Strengthening Partnership Programme (SSPP) to strengthen the enabling environment for informed decision-making is properly monitored

1.3 Technical assistance provided to MoE to conduct periodic reviews of standard information products and to provide recommendations for quality improvement in line with the international best practice.

2.1 Technical assistance provided to MoE to improve Data Analysis, Education Statistics and Reporting

2.5 Technical support provided to MoE to strengthen gender equality & equity through gender mainstreaming into all MoE activities

3.1 MoE Crisis-sensitive planning strengthened and mainstreamed in policy development, strategic planning and data & information management 

Principaux résultats antérieurs:  

The insights and results are based on Switzerland’s previous contribution:

  • Mobilised support around a common agenda for all education stakeholders in Jordan along the humanitarian-development-peace nexus
  • Built foundations for responsive, resilient and adaptable education in Jordan
  • Established a solid partnership and coordination structure led by the MoE for policy dialogue
  • Built foundations for enhanced governance and successful implementation of the ESP and the Strategy for Mainstreaming Gender Equality in Education
  • Strengthened the enabling environment of the Education Management Information System (EMIS). UNHCR and UNRWA data on refugee aligned and integrated into EMIS, reflecting all learners in Jordan, regardless of status or nationality, and providing disaggregated data for informed policy decisions and implementation of targeted interventions towards vulnerable groups including ensuring data privacy.

Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
Organisme des Nations Unies (ONU)
  • SDC Field Office
  • Commission suisse pour l’UNESCO
  • UNESCO Jordan Office

Coordination avec d'autres projets et acteurs The System Strengthening Partnership Programme is currently the only multi-donor vehicle to support systemic change in the Jordanian education sector. It complements Switzerland’s humanitarian engagement in basic education at school level in refugee camps and host communities, and to several engagements in vocational skills development (SDC South cooperation and SECO). It contributes to synergies with SDC’s protection portfolio and to the Swiss Embassy’s policy dialogue with education authorities and advocacy among donors.
Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF    2’000’000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF    1’425’000 Budget y compris partenaires de projet CHF    3’800’000
Phases du projet Phase 2 01.07.2023 - 31.12.2025   (Phase en cours)