Employer Driven Skills Development Project (EDSDP)

Country: Jordan
Project location within country: Amman
Duration: Five months
Budget: Approximate value of services: $109,150
Project status: Complete

Project description

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has demonstrated a 6% economic growth and poverty had declined from 21% to 13% in 1997. However, despite these positive indicators, Jordan had one of the lowest labor market participation rates in the region and one of the highest unemployment rates. One of the factors contributing to high unemployment was the poor quality of Jordan’s technical and vocational system, which did not adequately prepare a workforce with the skill sets needed by the labour market.


To develop the labor market information analysis capability in the Ministry of Labor to support vocational education reform. 


Client: Ministry of Labour (MOL), Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Funding agency: Canadian International Development Agency

Firm: Saskatchewan Polytechnic 


Saskatchewan Polytechnic supported the establishment of a labor market analysis and distribution capability in the Ministry of Labor, and a Training Employment Fund (TEF) specialist. Sask Polytech provided policy advice and perspectives to the minister’s office and recommended institutional adjustments to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the TEF and NTEP.

Contact us

Angela Wojcichowsky, Director, International Partnerships & Projects 
Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Campus, 20th St.
200 – 226 – 20th Street East | PO Box 1520,
Saskatoon SK  S7K 0R6 Canada

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