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 will increase the volume of treated wastewater that is available as a substitute for freshwater in agricultural use and protect existing agriculture from untreated wastewater.

  • Expansion of As-Samra Wastewater Treatment Plant
Wastewater Network Reinforcement and Expansion Project

The Wastewater Network Project will increase access to the wastewater network, increase the volume of wastewater collected and reduce the incidents of sewage overflow. The increased wastewater collected is linked to the benefits derived from the As-Samra Expansion Project.

  • Reinforcement of existing networks and rehabilitation of existing sewer main lines in West anf East Zarqa and West Ruseifa
Water Network Restructuring and Rehabilitation Project

The Water Network Project, through the Infrastructure Investment Activity, will reduce water losses and improve continuity of water service thereby improving the overall efficiency of network water delivery. This will lead to more reliance on network water and decrease costs that households in Zarqa Governorate incur to satisfy their water needs. It is also expected that increased availability of water on a more continuous basis will lead to improved human productivity through reduced illness and time available for adults and children to focus on productive activities such as enterprise and education. As a means of improving the distributional effects of the Projects, the Water Smart Homes Activity Project will also provide direct assistance to poor households in improving their household water and sanitation infrastructure.

  • Restructuring and rehabilitation of the water supply systems in key area of Zarqa Governorate
  • Providing assistance to households to improve the plumbing, water storage, sewage connections and general awareness of best practices for sanitation and water efficiency

Projected Results by End of Compact

The Jordan Compact aims to achieve the results below by the end of the Compact in December 2016:

• The improvements to the Water Network Project entail 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.

• The improvements to the Wastewater Network Project and As-Samra Expansion Project entail 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 system input from 50% to 35%.

• Increase coverage rates of the residential population to the wastewater network from 72% to 82%.

• Improve allocation of scarce water resources through increasing the substitution of freshwater for treated wastewater in agriculture from 61% to 70%.
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.