Jordan Compact

Projected Long Term Results
Project Estimated Beneficiaries Estimated Benefits
As-Samra Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion Project Beneficiaries are counted in the Wastewater Network Reinforcement and Expansion Project Benefits are counted in the Wastewater Network Reinforcement and Expansion Project
Wastewater Network Reinforcement and Expansion Project 2,023,000 $602,500,000
Water Network Restructuring and Rehabilitation Project 1,634,000 $197,800,000

The above estimates are based in the best, currently available, information and may be updated if new, reliable, data are available.

The total beneficiary count for the Compact may not be the sum of the different project beneficiary counts because of overlaps between Projects. In other words, some beneficiaries benefit from more than one project but are counted only once in the total beneficiary count.

Total benefits expected from each project are obtained from the ERR analysis MCC conducts during due diligence. Beneficiary counts, although consistent with benefit streams identified in the economic analysis, are not necessarily derived from these models (which are concerned with costs and benefits rather than beneficiaries). MCC estimates and reports expected beneficiaries when sufficiently reliable data exists to support the estimation. If such evidence is lacking, no estimation is attempted, resulting in an underestimation of projected beneficiaries for the Compact. Calculating the amount of benefit per beneficiary would therefore give an overestimation and can be misleading.

Project Objectives
Project Objective
As-Samra Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion Project

The As-Samra Expansion Project increased the volume of treated wastewater that is available as a substitute for freshwater in agricultural use and protects existing agriculture from untreated wastewater.

Wastewater Network Reinforcement and Expansion Project

The Wastewater Network Project increased access to the wastewater network and increased the volume of wastewater collected. The increased wastewater collected is linked to the benefits derived from the As-Samra Expansion Project.

Water Network Restructuring and Rehabilitation Project

The Water Network Project reduces water losses and improves the overall efficiency of network water delivery. The increased availability of network water will reduce the amount families spend on water.   The Water Smart Homes Activity also provided direct assistance to poor households to improve their household water and sanitation infrastructure and to increase the amount of water available in their homes. 

Projected Results by End of Compact

With its completion, the Jordan Compact aims to achieve the results below:

  • Water Network Project improvements produce an economic rate of return of approximately 16%, and increase the incomes of approximately 302,000 households (or approximately 1,634,000 individuals) over 20 years.
  • Wastewater Network Project and As-Samra Expansion Project improvements produce an economic rate of return of approximately 14%, and increase the incomes of approximately 375,000 households (or approximately 2,020,000 individuals) over 20 years.
  • Increase network water consumption per capita from 65 to 96 liters cubic per day.
  • Improve efficiency of network water delivery through the reduction of water losses in Zarqa Governorate by 15 percentage points. 
  • Increase coverage rates of the residential population to the wastewater network from 72% to 82%.
  • Increasing the percentage substitution of treated wastewater for freshwater in agriculture from 61% to 70%, improving allocation of scarce water resources

Results to Date

Information on results to date is available in the Table of Key Performance Indicators (a subset of the full set monitored under the Jordan Monitoring and Evaluation Plan). The full set of performance indicators is detailed in the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan.

Impact Evaluation Framework

In addition to careful monitoring of implementation performance and measurement of preliminary results, MCC is funding independent evaluations that will assess what would have happened in the absence of the MCC investments and measure the gains in incomes that can be attributed specifically to MCC-funded activities.

Read