The SCHEP project, funded by USAID and implemented by the American Center of Oriental Research, is a four year project to engage and employ local people throughout Jordan and improve cultural heritage management skills in communities, the government, and the tourism sector. SCHEP will fund 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 2000 people in Jordan, boost local tourism and increase the value of archaeological sites for communities. SPI is assisting the monitoring and evaluation of the project and supporting the development of best practice models built on the experience gained. The scale of the project is an exciting opportunity to follow and contribute to range of projects in the same country and inform sustainable preservation practices worldwide.