School feeding programmes are the most common safety net worldwide and are largely owned and managed by national governments. It can be tremendously challenging for governments to maintain or initiate school feeding in emergency contexts, particularly in conflict emergencies. WFP has been an important partner to governments in these contexts, implementing school feeding programmes in fragile contexts and hard-to-reach areas.
This paper focuses on accountability and its inter-linkages with other issues such as decentralisation, community engagement and the impact of the Syrian crisis on the education system in Jordan. However, it also highlights the shortcomings of the legal framework and the lack of enforcement of education laws. Given the limitations of time, and geographical reach, this paper does not attempt to highlight all challenges facing the education system in Jordan, but rather seeks to compliment other efforts to elevate the status of education in the Kingdom.
This paper presents descriptive statistics from a limited sample survey of Jordanian and Syrian refugee households in the city of Mafraq in northern Jordan. The main objective is to enhance our understanding of the communication between public schools and the households of their students through information from parents. The paper answers such questions as: To what extent is there contact between the schools and the parents; how do they communicate; and who initiates the communication?
This paper provides an overview of labour force and unemployment trends in the governorates of Amman, Irbid, and Mafraq (referred to as the “study governorates” in the text) during the period of January 2010 and April 2014. The analyses are based entirely on data from the Employment and Unemployment Survey (EUS) provided by the Department of Statistics (DoS).
The Jordanian government and people are highly, and rightfully, concerned about the potentially serious economic and social effects of the large influx of Syrian refugees to the country, including potential negative effects on the labour market.
In the eastern Congo, a number of interventions have been implemented to assist victims of sexual violence, but much less work has been done to prevent sexual violence from happening in the first place. This report therefore seeks to increase our knowledge of possible preventive strategies.
Based on ethnographic fieldwork in the Sunni-village of Bebnine and a national opinion poll, the report “Ambivalent Hospitality” investigates how Syrian refugees and Lebanese citizens cope with and respond to challenges caused by mass displacement.
More than two years into the Syrian conflict, Lebanon has received the largest number of Syrian refugees. Lacking refugee camps, the refugees settle across the country where they depend on UNHCR, local charities and their own livelihood strategies for survival.