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Jordan is a Newton Fund partner country. The Newton-Khalidi Fund was established in 2017. It was named after Dr Usama Al-Khalidi, a prominent Arab scientist who dedicated his life to teaching generations of scientists and medical students across the Arab world and promoted science and innovation for sustainable development.

Jordan is a small, almost landlocked country boasting a rich cultural heritage but few natural resources. The country has significantly expanded access to quality water, education, and health services but it still faces several development challenges. Less than a fifth of women participate in the workforce and youth unemployment is high. Regional crises have led to a huge number of refugees entering the country, which already has a rapidly growing population, placing strain on the country’s limited resources (USAID, 2019).

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Priorities for Jordan

Newton-Khalidi Fund programmes are shaped by development priorities identified by Jordan.
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Energy, including low-carbon
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Water management
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Agri-tech and food security
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Cultural heritage

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Contact the Jordan team

If you are interested in learning more about Newton-Khalidi Fund please get in touch with our local team.

Muna D Zaqsaw

Newton-Khalidi Fund Manager

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Jordan is a small, almost landlocked country boasting a rich cultural heritage but few natural resources. The country has significantly expanded access to quality water, education, and health services but it still faces several development challenges. Less than a fifth of women participate in the workforce and youth unemployment is high. Regional crises have led to a huge number of refugees entering the country, which already has a rapidly growing population, placing strain on the country’s limited resources (USAID, 2019)
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