Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation (JEDCO) was established through decree of the council of ministers on 12 June, 2003 to legally replace the Jordan Export Development and Commercial Centers Corporation.

Stemming from the Government’s keenness on raising the competitiveness and pace of development that enterprises and economic projects were undergoing, Jordan’s Upgrading and Modernization Programme (JUMP) and the Euro-Jordanian Export Programme (EJEP) were integrated with JEDCO in 2006, thus providing complete and integrated services to beneficiaries. This was a milestone activity aimed at facilitating enterprise modernization; development of their efficiency and capacity, therefore, enabling them to maximize the benefits of economic and trade agreements signed by Jordan, and enabling them to face the challenges of globalization and the penetration of non-traditional markets.

AVSI initiated activities in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in 2001. Education programming began with a distance support program, which paired sponsors in Italy with children in primary and secondary school. Sponsors covered the costs of school fees and corresponded with students throughout the year through exchange letters. Currently 372 children are enrolled in the distance support program at Latin Patriarchate Schools in Amman, Zarqa and Anjara.