ABOUT YOUTH, TECHNOLOGY AND JOBS
Jordan, a stable, highly educated, and connected country, offers a skilled, affordable, and enabling ICT sector. Properly supported and further enabled, the sector can catalyze the growth of ICT and ICT-enabled enterprises and entrepreneurs, including through ICT services and increased digitization and digital transformation.
The Youth, Technology and Jobs (YTJ) Project, which commenced in 2020, capitalizes on Jordan’s competitive advantages in the ICT sector, and through a combination of incentive packages, partnerships, and capacity building programs, supports in producing a highly enabled, competitive, and skilled ICT sector and workforce that will meet the needs of major regional and global ICT markets and enterprises.
Implemented by the Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship (MoDEE), the Youth, Technology, and Jobs (YTJ) project is a 5-year, World Bank Group funded, USD 200 million project, that aims to improve digitally-enabled income opportunities in Jordan.
In addition to focusing on Jordanian youth, the project includes several interventions that also impact Syrian refugees and women. The YTJ seeks to create jobs, including full-time, part-time and freelancing/self-employment.