Towards a New Partnership with Citizens

Jordan's Decentralisation Reform

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This assessment provides an evidence-based analysis of the ongoing decentralisation reforms in Jordan from the perspective of the principles and practices of open government. It covers topics such as enhancing the role of the centre of government in driving reform, enabling effective public service delivery at the local level, and the potential and expected impact of the country’s decentralisation reforms on Jordan’s open government agenda.



Assessment and recommendations

Located at the intersection of three continents and within the Middle East region between the Gulf and the Levant, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is highly exposed to the political, economic and security turmoil which has shaken the region over the past decades. Recently, the influx of the second largest number of refugees per capita from the war-torn areas in Syria and Iraq has added unprecedented pressures on fiscal capacities, economic opportunities and the government’s capacities to deliver quality public services.


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