An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities)


The study aimed to identify The Role of Working Civil Society Organizations Facing Poverty in Amman City, through identifying their work mechanisms, strategies, provided programs, as well as identifying the obstacles that limit their performance. To achieve the purpose, a survey was applied for all employees in the poverty pockets empowerment program in the four organizations approved in Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, amounted (64) employees, the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used, the study applied descriptive statistics methods, to show the statistical differences for the variables. The results of the study reached that the mechanisms of civil society organizations working in the poverty pockets program are summarized in demanding the amendment of some existing legislation, and detect their weaknesses and gaps that prohepit it from achieving the desired purpose, the results of the study also showed that the most important strategies used to reduce poverty were found is the strategy of empowering the poor, followed by participation, solidarity, persuasion and then pressure strategies, the most important programs provided by the organizations are training and rehabilitation programs for members of the local community, while the constraints that facing organizations were social, cultural, political and economic, followed by the internal constraints of the institution itself. The results showed that there are no statistically significant differences in the constraints that limit the role of civil society organizations in facing of the poverty problem according to the occupational level, and there is no a statistically significant differences in strategies used by civil society organizations in their role in facing poverty according to worker’s experience in these organizations.