Estidama++ Fund factsheet

Extension of Coverage and Formalization

The project addresses structural gaps in social security coverage with a focus on informal vulnerable workers that were left out of the COVID - 19 crisis national social protection response.
Over half of Jordan’s workforce is in the informal economy and many lacked income support during the COVID -19 crisis.
Around half of all workers in Jordan were not registered with the SSC at the onset of the pandemic.
Only a quarter of Jordanian female workers (and fewer non-Jordanian female workers) were registered, compared to three-quarters of all working Jordanian men.