Islamic Relief began working in Jordan in 1997, with an orphan and child welfare programme. We remain committed to serving those in need in Jordan, providing emergency aid and helping them to establish livelihoods so that they can increase their food security and reduce their dependence on aid.

The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated socioeconomic challenges for everyone, refugees and host communities alike. Over a third of Syrian refugees lost their source of income amidst the pandemic, leaving them struggling to pay rent or buy food. The strict ongoing lockdown has resulted in the Covid-19 crisis increasing poverty by around 38 per cent among Jordanians, and by 18 per cent among Syrian refugees. Women, girls and other vulnerable groups are bearing the brunt of the situation. Over 50 per cent of adolescent girls reported they are doing more household chores as a result of the pandemic and the lockdown measures.

This evaluation has been commissioned by Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) in line with agreed internal policies (IR MEAL framework) and external policies of the donor. The purpose of this evaluation is to assess overall performance of the project with reference to the outcomes and outputs as well as draw lessons for future programme. This evaluation should take into consideration the OECD/DAC Evaluation Criteria to assess the performance of the project, as well as use the Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) to evaluate the quality of the interventions and the aspects of accountability.

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