Last updated: 07/8/2020
Programme objectives

To cover basic needs; Legal framework: National Aid Fund Act, Law no. 36 of 1986 

References
Röth, H., Z. Nimeh, and J. Hagen-Zanker. 2017. A mapping of social protection and humanitarian assistance programmes in Jordan. What support are refugees eligible for? London: Overseas Development Institute. Accessed 28 July 2017. <https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/resource--documents/11280.pdf>. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. n.d. “National Aid Fund.” The official e-government website. Accessed 22 December 2017. <https://jordan.gov.jo/wps/portal/Home/GovernmentEntities/Ministries/Ministry/Ministry%20of%20Social%20Development/National%20Aid%20Fund?nameEntity=National%20Aid%20Fund&entityType=sub>. In Arabic.
Country
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Institutions and agencies involved
Start date
1986
Programme components
Monthly assistance basic grant if income falls below poverty line; additional monthly grant given to households living on income that amounts to 23 per cent or more of the poverty line after receiving the basic monthly grant; the additional grant can be more than half the value of the basic grant
References
UNICEF Jordan. 2017. Personal communication.
Conditionalities (if any)
Immunisation; school attendance; no reports of domestic violence in the last year; no incidence of begging
References
UNICEF Jordan. 2017. Personal communication.
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
Means Test
Categorical Targeting
Targeted areas
Nationwide
Target groups
Vulnerable groups: 16 categories, including widows, orphans, families of prisoners, families with members with disabilities etc
References
Röth, H., Z. Nimeh, and J. Hagen-Zanker. 2017. A mapping of social protection and humanitarian assistance programmes in Jordan. What support are refugees eligible for? London: Overseas Development Institute. Accessed 28 July 2017. <https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/resource--documents/11280.pdf>.
Eligibility criteria
Jordanian nationality; income falls under the national absolute poverty line (JOD68/per person); poverty gap greater than JOD50; head of the family is unable to work due to severe disability (proof of medical report issued by the competent medical committee); family does not own property or other assets beyond the permissible limits; breadwinner (father, mother, son) is absent
References
Röth, H., Z. Nimeh, and J. Hagen-Zanker. 2017. A mapping of social protection and humanitarian assistance programmes in Jordan. What support are refugees eligible for? London: Overseas Development Institute. Accessed 28 July 2017. <https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/resource--documents/11280.pdf>. UNICEF Jordan. 2017. Personal communication.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
Yearly or for temporary assistance, when the set period is over
References
UNICEF Jordan. 2017. Personal communication.
Type of benefits
Cash
References
Röth, H., Z. Nimeh, and J. Hagen-Zanker. 2017. A mapping of social protection and humanitarian assistance programmes in Jordan. What support are refugees eligible for? London: Overseas Development Institute. Accessed 28 July 2017.<https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/resource--documents/11280.pdf>.
Amount of benefits
JOD45–200 (up to JOD300 with additional grant); amount is determined according to classification of the household and the number of members eligible for assistance
References
UNICEF Jordan. 2017. Personal communication.
Payment/delivery frequency
Monthly; additional payment every three months
References
Röth, H., Z. Nimeh, and J. Hagen-Zanker. 2017. A mapping of social protection and humanitarian assistance programmes in Jordan. What support are refugees eligible for? London: Overseas Development Institute. Accessed 28 July 2017.<https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/resource--documents/11280.pdf>. UNICEF Jordan. 2017. Personal communication.
Benefit delivery mechanism
Monthly assistance provided through post offices in the areas: 41 branches (centres) at governorate and sub-governorate level and 16 sub-branches (sub-centres) in rural areas and deserts
References
UNICEF Jordan. 2017. Personal communication.
Benefit recipients
 
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
 
Coverage
89,652 households and 290,717 individuals in 2016; 91,804 households and 299,689 individuals in 2017; Number of children covered: 114,792 in 2017
References
UNICEF Jordan. 2017. Personal communication.
Programme expenditure
JOD6,999,181/month in 2016; JOD7,945,557/month in 2017; Source of funding: Government
References
UNICEF Jordan. 2017. Personal communication.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
NAF-UNICEF and EU MADAD Fund aims at strengthening NAF’s monitoring and evaluation systems; MIS: Existent
References
EEA. 2017. “NAF, EU and UNICEF partner to strengthen social protection system for the most vulnerable children.” European External Action Service website. Accessed18 September 2017. <https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/jordan_en/31410/NAF,%20EU%20and%20UNICEF%20partner%20to%20strengthen%20social%20protection%20system%20for%20the%20most%20vulnerable%20children>. UNICEF Jordan. 2017. Personal communication.
Legal Framework
 
MIS
 
Population Group
Children, Persons with disabilities