Pipeline Project: Local Emergency and Risk Management Plan

Duration: 5 months, Budget: $243.181
Donor: World Bank, DFID-UK, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden

The Government of Jordan (GoJ) has requested the World Bank, DFID-UK, Canada and Switzerland to support Jordan mitigate the negative impact of Syrian refugees. The objective of the project is to assist the GoJ to respond rapidly to address some of the pressing service delivery and socioeconomic needs of the affected host populations, to boost their confidence in the existing systems of government, and also initiate strengthening institutional capacities and community coping mechanisms to address similar crises in the future. The primary beneficiaries of this project shall be the communities residing in the municipal areas of Northern Jordan and possibly other areas depending on how the refugees settle in Jordan over the next three years.

The World Bank is providing a grant to the Government of Jordan to “help Jordanian municipalities and host communities address the immediate service delivery impacts of Syrian refugee inflows and strengthen municipal capacity to support local economic development.” Within this project, the Ministry of Interior has been tasked to coordinate and carry out a project component entitled “Institutional Development for Crisis Resilience and Emergency Preparedness”.

The overall project - Emergency Services and Social Resilience Project (ESSRP) is primarily been envisaged to reduce the vulnerability of Jordanians to the highly volatile environment and build resilience to internal and external shocks by addressing the challenges through laying a foundations for inclusive growth through local development, improvement of public services, livelihoods and above all social cohesion.

This project is part of a wider ongoing World Bank, DFID-UK, Canadian, Swiss, and Sweden response to support Jordan mitigate the negative impact of Syrian refugees. The ESSRP Project will aim to achieve a number of results set out in the Project Appraisal Document (PAD). The following are the Project tasks:

  1. A) Task 1: Assessment and Diagnosis of Existing Systems and Capabilities
  2. B) Task 2: Two Local Emergency and Risk Management Plans developed (LERMP)
  3. C) Task 3: Implementation arrangements for the recommended LERMPs.

Pipeline Project: Strengthening Urban Resilience through improved Urban Services in 10 Jordanian Cities (City and Neighbourhood Profiling)

Duration: 18 months, Budget: $3.517.700
Donor: SIDA, Spanish Government
City and neighbourhood profiling are very useful for identifying opportunities for community-based approaches that can contribute to (i) accountability to affected populations (AAP) - local communities identifying their own priorities and strengthening their own coping mechanisms; (ii) more effective use of humanitarian and recovery resources, including interventions with a much larger number of beneficiaries (cost-effective); (iii) improved governance by connecting communities, municipalities, Governorates and Ministries in decision-making and implementation.

This Programme is included in the JRP (2016- 2018), and 3RP 2016.

Overall Objective : Strengthened resilience of vulnerable local authorities, host communities and refugees in 10 Jordanian cities through improved urban service delivery systems.

Expected Accomplishments and main Outputs:
Expected Accomplishment 1: Strengthened capacity of Ministries, local authorities and communities to improve the targeting, coordination and monitoring of humanitarian and development responses through an improved Urban Information Management System.

Output 1.1: System in place to generate urban information and analysis, and monitor the impacts of interventions across humanitarian, resilience and budget support initiatives designed to improve urban services delivery.

Output 2.1: Ten Rapid City Profiles produced in municipalities hosting significant refugee populations.

Output 3.1: Up to 30 Neighbourhood Profiles generated with prioritised action plans (approximately 3 per city) identifying key needs and priority interventions in communities hosting significant refugee populations.

Expected Accomplishment 2: Jordanian host communities and refugees have improved access to urban infrastructure and services in 10 cities heavily impacted by the Syria crisis

Output 4.1: Up to 15 community infrastructure, services and/or livelihood projects implemented in 10 most affected cities in Jordan.

Output 5.1: Improved capacities of municipalities, communities and service providers to mitigate the impacts of the Syrian crisis.