Project Reference Profiles – Jordan(JO2) NGGP Action Planning

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes
Start Date Q1  April 1 2018
End Date q1 Dec 31 2019
Funding Source Core
Actual Budget (USD) 296,671
Budget Percentage 98%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 289,314
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD) 296,671
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium)
Participating Organization (Funding/donor)
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Project Manager and Staff +

Project context, objectives and description

In 2017, Jordan’s Cabinet of Ministers approved the National Green Growth Plan (NGGP). This was a policy report with recommendations developed through a 2year consultation and an analysis process under the patronage of the Minister of Environment and in partnership with the Green Economy Unit. The project was funded with the support of the German Ministry of Environment (BMUB) and received a special mention by the League of Arab States as a best practice to be replicated in the region. In mid-2017, after the launch of the NGGP, the Cabinet of Ministers requested the development of a National Action Plan for its implementation. In April 2018, the project to deliver a “Green Growth National Action Plan 2021-2025” was approved to be funded by GGGI core funds in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation.  

The project followed five main phases: Phase I: Visioning and Strategic Planning, Phase II: Sector-level analysis and consultation, Phase III: Formulation and preliminary validation, Phase IV: Refinement and Deep Dive and Phase V: Drafting, Review and Approval.   

The purpose of this project was threefold i.) Mainstream green growth across the key green economy sectors identified for Jordan: Agriculture, Energy, Tourism, Transport, Water and Waste. The NGGP identified a number of green growth planning and implementation barriers, so steps have been proposed for each of the sectors to address these barriers in the GGNAP 2021-25, including improvements in green growth governance through improved evidence-based decision making, public-private dialogue, long-term planning and institutional coordination ii.) Build the capacity of the government, particularly at the sector levels to conduct green growth planning and maintain the agenda after the plan has been approved. The GGNAP is also aligned with the government’s efforts on climate change, including the NDC Action Plan and various other sustainable development strategies and plans. iii.) Provide an umbrella conceptual framework and results framework for the environment sector to play a larger role in national development planning. 

The ultimate objective is to promote transformational green growth in Jordan, bringing national priorities in line with the SDGs and the Paris climate agreement. This can be done by establishing green growth as the primary development approach for post-2025 periodaligning the project with IO1. Strengthened national, sub-national and local green growth planning, financing, and institutional frameworks and IO3. Improved multi-directional knowledge sharing and learning to empower local and external agents necessary to drive green growth processes in partner governments. 

Type of services provided, and results achieved

Impact: N/A 

Outcome: N/A 

Project Outputs completed in 2019: 

i. Green Growth Policies:

Policy Assignments:  

  • National green growth targets developed and approved by Higher Steering Committee for Green Economy. 
  • NGGP Action Plan covering six sectors developed and validated with line ministries and approved by key green growth steering committees (Total of 6).

ii. Green Investments:N/A

iii. Capacity Building and Knowledge Products: N/A 


Number of staff provided

Project Manager: Marshall Brown 
Ahmed Al Amra, Ingvild Solvang, Jan Stelter, James Kang, Diana Quezada, Mark Gibson, Laila Kasuri, Christina Cheong, Mahfuz Rahman