The SCHEP project, funded by USAID and implemented by the American Center of Oriental Research, is an eight-year project to engage and employ local people throughout Jordan and improve cultural heritage management skills in communities, the government, and the tourism sector. From 2014 to 2022, SCHEP is funding eight projects to implement a model of community-based site preservation which prioritizes local training and the creation of sustainable economic opportunities. The project aims to improve the lives of over 2,000 people in Jordan, boost local tourism and increase the value of archaeological sites for communities. In 2015, SPI joined SCHEP to assist with developing monitoring and evaluation strategies, supporting ‘best practice’ models, and providing advice for community projects. SPI helped create data collection tools including community surveys and site preservation monitoring strategies, the development of project indicators to report results, and the collection of baseline data for community projects.