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Technical Assistance to Contribute to the Definition of a Strategic Development Plan for Tourism and Human Resources in Jordan




Aid type

Project-type interventions




€ 758,000
€ 606,400


The Project is complementary to what has been agreed upon by the two Governments for the vocational training component (TVET) of the Sector Budget Support of 85 million euros (soft loan), in particular with reference to technical and vocational training at post-secondary level. In fact Sector Budget Support of which the Intergovernmental Agreement signed in Amman on October 3rd, 2019, it includes among main areas of support, the establishment of a Community Technical College in Ajloun in order to contribute to the development of an advanced system of TVET that responds to the need for a qualified work force to drive growth and job creation in those sectors where Jordan can build and hold a sustainable position of competitive advantage over the medium to long term. The Community Technical College in Ajloun should constitute an advanced training center for technological innovation, beneficial to develop the necessary skills for the development of tourism and conservation of cultural heritage and landscapes in which Italy has an incomparable added value in terms of best practices, technical skills and advanced qualified competences and considering the fact that for Jordan travel and tourism have become one of the significant drivers of economic growth over the last years. Keeping this in mind, the rationale behind the Project is to contribute to the definition of a strategic plan for the development of responsible and sustainable tourism in Jordan and of the necessary needs in terms of human resources. Analyzing the current international competitive scenario and actual trends both at regional and international level, this strategic plan could have positive effects in enriching tourism in Jordan in order to increase the tourism sector's contribution to the economic, social and sustainable well-being of the country, acting on fundamental levers such as technological innovation and organizational, the ability to adapt to market transformations, the enhancement of the territorial and cultural heritage; the development of skills; favorable conditions for entrepreneurial activities. The definition of this strategic plan will allow the identification of new professional profiles and technical skills required in a wider perspective of human resources development and employment in the tourism sector by focusing on cultural heritage, cultural and creative industries, sustainable tourism and cultural infrastructure are sources of income generation and job creation, including at the community level, thus improving living conditions and fostering community-based economic growth. Specifically, the Project will also have the purpose of defining new curricula for each profile by level of competence as well as identifying the qualifications framework to allow the recognition of competences and the passage to higher levels of technical education and training. In this respect, the Project will build on the advanced qualified competences of the Politecnico di Milano in providing required technical assistance to the Jordanian partners read more close
Year Committed Used
2024 € 151,600 € 0
2023 € 303,200 € 303,200
2020 € 303,200 € 303,200


Type Name Channel code
Government AICS - Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development 11000

Channel reported

Type Name Channel code
Other Public Sector POLITECNICO DI MILANO ALT 11004

Project data

  • IATI IdentifierXM-DAC-6-4-012079-01-2
  • CRS Activity identifier2020000183
  • AID012079/01/2
  • Planned start 2020/07/15
  • Planned End 2023/07/01
  • Actual start 2020/10/28
  • Actual end -
  • Bi/Multilateral Bilateral
  • Status Implementation
  • Tied status Tied


  • 41040 - Site preservation 100.0%

Policy markers

  • Gender Equality significant objective
  • Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) not targeted
  • Disability significant objective
  • Nutrition not targeted
  • Aid to Environment principal objective
  • Participatory Development/Good Governance significant objective
  • Trade Development not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Mitigation not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Adaptation not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention to Combat Desertification not targeted


  • 4.4 - By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship