Gov’t doubles number of NAF beneficiaries

Amman, The government, in a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Hani Mulki, decided to double the number of the National Aid Fund program (NAF)’s beneficiaries to include 85,000 new families between 2019 and 2021 at a cost of JD100 million.

The number of families currently benefiting from the NAF is 92,000, and the total number of beneficiaries will gradually reach 177,000 over three years.

In order to implement this expansion process, an integrated plan will be prepared that includes developing targeting mechanisms, access to poor families and eligible segments and developing mechanisms for receiving and responding to proposals and complaints, as well as developing the information system through the National Unified Registry project, and developing monitoring and evaluation systems to be able to measure the impact of the expansion program.

In the meeting, the cabinet approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Justice and its Spain’s counterpart to enhance cooperation in legal and judicial fields.

It also approved a MoU between the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Jordan, Italy’s Ministry of Education, Universities and Research.

The MoU aims to boost cooperation between higher education systems of the two countries and exchange students, academics and administrative staff in both countries’ educational institutions.

Source: Jordan News Agency