• Implementation Support Agency (ISA): World Bank
  • Total project financing: $50 million
  • Funding from GCFF: $13.9 million
  • GCFF Financing Approval Date: 04/20/2017
  • Project Closing Date: 10/31/2023
  • % Disbursed: 97.31%
  • Status: Under implementation

About the project

The GCFF and IBRD provided resources to support the Government of Jordan (GOJ) in maintaining the delivery of primary and secondary health care services to Syrian refugees and poor uninsured Jordanians (the target population) at Ministry of Health (MOH) facilities and to increase the medium- to long-term sustainability of the health system. The AF contributes to the World Bank Group twin goals of eliminating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity in a sustainable manner, and corporate and regional priorities. As with the parent project, the proposed AF is aligned with the principles of the World Bank Group’s Jordan Country Partnership Framework (CPF). The AF contributes to the Health, Nutrition, and Population (HNP) Global Practice’s aim of assisting countries in accelerating progress toward achieving UHC. The changes to the parent project introduced by the proposed AF will help ensure a stronger focus on monitoring results, maintain service delivery to the target population (poor uninsured Jordanians and Syrian refugees), and strengthen a sustainable health system for UHC.

Project Development Objective (PDO)

To support the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (the Borrower) in maintaining the delivery of primary and secondary health services to poor uninsured Jordanians and Syrian refugees at Ministry of Health facilities.

Project Implementation Status
(As of December 31, 2022)

  • The JEHP has two components: (1) Results-based financing to deliver health care services at primary and secondary care facilities of MOH for the target population, and (2) Improving coverage and quality of the primary health care services. Under Component 1, the JEHP has continued to support primary and secondary healthcare service delivery amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The service utilization has increased significantly in 2022 among poor and uninsured Jordanians. The MOH has intensified its efforts to encourage Syrian refugees to utilize available health services at MOH facilities through communication and community engagement.  Under Component 2, an assessment of gaps in strengthening primary health care using a family health model was launched. The project disbursed 96 percent of the allocated funds with full disbursement under Component 1.