In August 2020, ARDD collected data from 506 women in Jordan to gauge their financial situation, particularly the impact COVID-19 has had on their financial debt. The analysis of the data, combined with information and insight from the 19 CBOs participating in this project, resulted in very informative findings regarding women’s debt. Overall, COVID-19 has exposed the fragile financial situation of women. When looking at different aspects of women’s lives (their legal status, educational level, and civil/marital status), data shows that these elements are all critical to understanding the type of debt and the vulnerability of their situations. Along with it, the prevalence of non-institutional actors providing financial assistance to Syrian refugee women raises concern about the potential risk of abuse.

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