Defining the goal as improved prosperity, accountability and equality for a stable, democratic Jordan, the strategy report highlights a long-standing partnership between Jordan and the United States. Amidst a number of challenges, Jordan continues to play a strategic ally in the region and therefore, the report stresses the importance of assisting Jordan in carrying out its stated commitment to broad-based political and economic reforms. The three development objectives are 1. Broad-based, inclusive economic development accelerated, 2. Democratic accountability strengthened, and 3. Essential services to the public improved, with a special development objective of gender equality and female empowerment enhanced. According to the report, the key theme of the strategy is complementing support for Jordanian-led structural reform with grassroots activities of more visible and more directly “felt” people-level impact. The development objectives find specific areas of focus that need the USAID investments and support.