Jordan Programs - Overview

Key FSVC Indicators for Jordan from 2003-2010, and 2013-2014:
            77          2,151        10,951

 Projects Completed  People Impacted  Pro-Bono Hours

Preventing Terrorist Financing and Money Laundering (2014-Present)

In October 2014, FSVC received funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Counterterrorism (CT) to assist Indonesia and Jordan in further developing their capacities in anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT).  This program is designed to complement earlier CT-funded, U.S.-based AML/CFT regulatory training by the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) by providing mentoring and other technical assistance directly to regulators in countries threatened by terrorist financing. 


Preventing Terrorist Financing Activity in the Non-Profit Sector in Jordan - July 24-28, 2016 from FSVC on Vimeo.

Increasing Budget Transparency (2013 – 2015) 

Jordan has committed to increasing access to budget information at every level of government, including access to timely data in formats that can be easily understood by the general public.  

To help meet this objective, FSVC, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), helped the government publish the first Citizens Budget (non-technical, easy to understand general budget) in cooperation with Jordanian civil society organizations.  FSVC also helped increase dissemination of the Citizen Budget three fold to reach rural areas and increase budget awareness across Jordan.  FSVC  also helped civil society organizations understand and monitor public expenditures, and advocate effectively for greater transparency in the government’s budget and expenditures.   

Facilitating Small Business Registration and Licensing (2013 – 2015)

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in both the formal and informal sectors account for the vast majority of economic activity and growth in Jordan. Despite several reforms to create an enabling regulatory environment, Jordan still struggles to entice many SMEs to register and join the formal economy.  To help remedy this situation, FSVC, with support from MEPI, helped identify and address obstacles to small business registration and licensing especially for women-owned enterprises, working with both government officials and business advocacy organizations.  

Key Accomplishments under Previous FSVC Programs 
FSVC has implemented technical assistance programs in Jordan since 2003 to support both government and private sector entities.  FSVC’s work with commercial banks in Jordan resulted in greater lending to SMEs, enhanced risk management techniques and training on strategic planning.  The program also strengthened the Central Bank of Jordan’s capabilities in bank supervision and deposit insurance.  Subsequently a program was implemented to promote the development of Jordanian capital markets by strengthening oversight capacities, expanding the range of trading products and practices available, and improving the overall environment for investment.  
Success Stories 
Office Contact 
Abdoun Circle, Prince Hashem Street 
Al Faihaa Center Building #22 
Abdoun Amman, Jordan 
Tel: +962 (0) 65933093
Danyelle Gerges, Country Director