State and USAID:
Jordan plays a vital role in strengthening regional security and stability. The global economic downturn, however, has exacerbated high rates of poverty, unemployment, inadequate supplies of natural resources, and a large and unsustainable budget deficit. Calls for political and economic reforms across the Middle East region have increased pressure within Jordan to speed up domestic reforms to address these challenges. The United States has a vested interest in helping Jordan overcome domestic challenges, advance political and economic reforms, respond to citizen demands, and continue its constructive leadership role in the region.
The King has committed to undertaking greater reforms, and U.S. economic assistance is used to support the Government of Jordan’s (GOJ) reform agenda, especially with respect to advancing democracy and generating economic growth at the community level. In addition, U.S. security assistance strengthens Jordan’s ability to play a more active role in the Middle East peace process, participate in regional peacekeeping and humanitarian operations, police its borders, and counter terrorism.
USAID is developing a new five-year Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS). Implementation of this strategy will begin in FY 2013. The new CDCS will be reflective of Jordan’s development agenda and closely aligned with U.S. Government foreign policy priorities. While the current USAID program already supports Jordan’s development needs, the CDCS process will provide an opportunity to further assess and adjust U.S. economic development assistance to help Jordan respond to public pressure and undertake political, economic, and social reforms that promote democracy, improve governance, and provide tangible benefits at an individual and household level (Source: Congressional Budget Justification FY 2013
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The mission of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s assistance program, managed by the Office of Technical Assistance (OTA), is to support the development of strong financial sectors and sound public financial management in countries where assistance is needed and there is a strong commitment to reform. For more information regarding OTA’s activities, please click here