Nayef, 24, at WFP's vocational training centre in Irbid. He is participating in a cash-for-training programme. Copyright: WFP/Faten Al-Hindi

WFP’s Cash-For-Training Opens New Doors To Jordan’s Youth

WFP launched a cash-for-training programme in Jordan that is breathing hope into the lives of young men like Nayef, 24, who has recently joined the vocational training centre in Irbid in northern Jordan. From a daily wager who could not guarantee his next job, Nayef is now looking forward to joining the skilled-workers’ world.


Jordan is a resource-poor, food-deficit country with limited agricultural land, no energy resources and scarce water supply. While the country has made progress in socio-economic development and poverty alleviation, unemployment and inflation remain fundamental problems. Jordan’s economic situation has deteriorated drastically over the past five years. The repercussions of the global food, fuel and financial crisis have eroded most of the economic gains the country has made. The high volatility of the regional political context places extra burden on Jordan.

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