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Public Sector/Civil Society Collaboration (JO0059)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Jordan Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry of Social Development; and the Companies Control Department / Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply

Support Institution(s): Union of Environmental Associations - The Social Development Committee - QUDRAT for Community Development - AFAQ Jordan for Development and Training - Nama Strategic Intelligence Solutions - Generations of culture's forum - Abu Alanda Association for Social Development - Ta'aioush for training and humanitarian development - Creativity and Charitable Development - ARD for Human Development and Training - Future for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development Association - Good Land Charity Society - Our Children Cultural Association - We Participate for Civil Society Development - Society for Humanity Development of the Community - Karak Castle Center For Consultations and Training - Tadaeem Center for Developing Local Communities - Al-Shamaa Charitable Association for Family Care - Youth for Tomorrow's Center for Civil Society Development - Jordan Association for Entrepreneurship - We Rise Center for Sustainable Development - Renas Women Cooperative Association - Ro'ya Charitable Association - Jordanian Association of Transparency - Al-Hayat Center - Rased - Transparency International - Jordan

Policy Areas

Civic Space, Legislation & Regulation, Sustainable Development Goals

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Not Relevant

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

Enhancing partnership and dialogue between the
public sector and Civil Society Lead implementing agency
Commitment Description
1 / 9 / 2018 - 30 / 6 / 2020
Ministry of Social Development; and the Companies Control Department / Ministry of
Industry, Trade and Supply What is the public
problem that the
commitment will
address?
This commitment will address the lack of trust between government and CSOs which is
the result of poor prior dialogue and participatory practices in decision-making. While
CSOs complain about the difficulty of governmental procedures on funding and other
regulations and practices, the government, on the other hand, complains about the weak
governance framework at CSOs.
What is the commitment?
The commitment seeks to establish dialogue between the government and CSOs (namely
associations, non-profit companies, charities among others) on the mechanisms of
approving these institutions to receive foreign funding, on their standards of governance,
and on policies to improve their work.
How will the commitment
contribute to solve the
public problem?
Achieving a common vision between the government and CSOs on the policies that
govern the work of these institutions will contribute to supporting the democratic
transition, through an effective partnership between the two parties. Enhancing the
governance framework at CSOs will improve the performance of the sector and rebuild
trust in it, not only by governmental bodies, but also by various societal components.
Why is this commitment
relevant to OGP values?
This commitment is in line with the value of Civic Participation, since the commitment
requires participatory actions from governmental and non-governmental actors
throughout its implementation.
Additional information
This commitment is linked to the government›s plans and directions, which position CSOs
as significant development partners, and is in line with SDG 16. Particularly sub-goal 16.7
to “Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all
levels”. Milestone Activity with a verifiable deliverable
Start
implementation
Date
End
implementation
Date
Review of procedures for approvals of receiving foreign funding through dialogue
with different target audiences, with a view to adopting uniform, clear, transparent
and simplified procedures, in line with best standards.
1 / 4 / 2019 30 / 4 / 2020
Adopting a set of voluntary and mandatory standards for the development of
governance within targeted civil society organizations in consultation with the various
target groups mentioned above. This may include the declaration of annual budgets and
the enforcement of legal frameworks relating to social security, submission of income
tax returns, transfer of employees› salaries (through banks, etc.), and considering the
development of clear procedures to monitor the enforcement of these standards.
1 / 9 / 2018 30 / 4 / 2020
Launching a voluntary, participatory (non-binding) civil society strategy in
partnership with governmental agencies and donors that sets development
priorities and performance improvement policies for CSOs to be consistent with
national priorities, challenges, available resources and best practices.
1 / 1 / 2019 30 / 6 / 2020
Contact Information
Name of responsible person from implementing agency
Lama Qutaishat
Awad Al-addouss
Waleed Elshatarat
Email and Phone
lama.qutaishat@ccd.gov.jo
+962777755855
awad.aladdous@ccd.gov.jo
+962795319583
welshatarat@gmail.com
+962785199099
Other Actors Involved
(CSOs and Experts)
Name of the CSOs and
experts who applied for the
voluntary assistance to the
implementation of the 4th
NAP. Open call of interest
was launched during 2 -17 /
12 / 2018.
- Union of Environmental Associations
- The Social Development Committee
- QUDRAT for Community Development
- AFAQ Jordan for Development and Training
- Nama Strategic Intelligence Solutions
- Generations of culture's forum
- Abu Alanda Association for Social Development
- Ta'aioush for training and humanitarian development
- Creativity and Charitable Development
- ARD for Human Development and Training
- Future for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development Association
- Good Land Charity Society
- Our Children Cultural Association
- We Participate for Civil Society Development
- Society for Humanity Development of the Community
- Karak Castle Center For Consultations and Training
- Tadaeem Center for Developing Local Communities
- Al-Shamaa Charitable Association for Family Care
- Youth for Tomorrow's Center for Civil Society Development
- Jordan Association for Entrepreneurship
- We Rise Center for Sustainable Development
- Renas Women Cooperative Association
- Ro'ya Charitable Association
- Jordanian Association of Transparency
- Al-Hayat Center - Rased
- Transparency International - Jordan


Jordan's Commitments

  1. Public Sector/Civil Society Collaboration

    JO0059, 2018, Civic Space

  2. Open Data

    JO0060, 2018, Capacity Building

  3. Fostering National Dialogue to Achieve Political Reform

    JO0061, 2018, Capacity Building

  4. Human Rights Violations Complaint Mechanism

    JO0062, 2018, Capacity Building

  5. Access to Information Law

    JO0063, 2018, Capacity Building

  6. Strengthen the Legislative Framework Governing Access to Information

    JO0048, 2016, Legislation & Regulation

  7. Strengthen the Facilities Available for Persons with Disabilities to Access the Justice System

    JO0049, 2016, Capacity Building

  8. Strengthen the Framework Governing the Freedom of the Media

    JO0050, 2016, Capacity Building

  9. Starred commitment Issue the Requisite Regulations and Instructions to Implement the Decentralization Law and Hold Governorate Council Elections in 2017

    JO0051, 2016, Capacity Building

  10. Develop Healthcare Services and Automate the Healthcare Sector Through Electronic Linkages

    JO0052, 2016, Capacity Building

  11. Develop an Interactive Observatory Forum for Citizens to Monitor the Implementation of the Government’S Plans and Progress

    JO0053, 2016, Capacity Building

  12. Adopt the Principle of Budget Disclosure in Accordance with International Standards and Promote Transparency and Financial Disclosure

    JO0054, 2016, Capacity Building

  13. Develop Transparent and Participatory Policies Regarding Climate Change Challenges

    JO0055, 2016, Capacity Building

  14. Implement an Open Data Sources Policy

    JO0056, 2016, Capacity Building

  15. Complaints and Grievances Related to Violations Committed Against Citizen

    JO0057, 2016, Capacity Building

  16. Complaints Related to Governmental Services and the Surrounding Environment of Its Provision

    JO0058, 2016, Capacity Building

  17. Internal Control Units Structures

    JO0034, 2014, Asset Disclosure

  18. Improve Service Delivery

    JO0035, 2014, Capacity Building

  19. Develop Service Delivery Standards and Targets

    JO0036, 2014, Capacity Building

  20. Publish Service Delivery Standards

    JO0037, 2014, Capacity Building

  21. Ensuring Full Compliance with Service Delivery Standards

    JO0038, 2014, Audits and Controls

  22. Service Delivery Process Assessment

    JO0039, 2014, Audits and Controls

  23. Upgrading Services in Remote Areas

    JO0040, 2014, Capacity Building

  24. Developing a Services-Monitoring Body

    JO0041, 2014, Public Service Delivery

  25. Public-Sector Restructuring

    JO0042, 2014, Legislation & Regulation

  26. Update the Civil Service Bylaw

    JO0043, 2014, Capacity Building

  27. Code of Ethics in Civil Service

    JO0044, 2014, Capacity Building

  28. Institutional Capacity Building

    JO0045, 2014, Legislation & Regulation

  29. Applying the Principles of Good Governance

    JO0046, 2014, Capacity Building

  30. Media-Sector Restructuring

    JO0047, 2014, Civic Space

  31. Promoting the Culture of Excellence in Public Sector

    JO0001, 2012, Capacity Building

  32. Improve Citizen Feedback and Complaint Mechanisms

    JO0002, 2012, Justice

  33. Ensure the Implementation of the “Government Services Improvement Guidelines Manual”

    JO0003, 2012, Public Service Delivery

  34. Conduct a Comprehensive Customers- Satisfaction Survey

    JO0004, 2012, Public Service Delivery

  35. Designing the Second Phase of the National Program for Improving Public Services

    JO0005, 2012, Public Service Delivery

  36. Enhance Partnership and Integration Among Government-S Entities

    JO0006, 2012, Public Service Delivery

  37. Amending “The Government Services Improvement Bylaw”

    JO0007, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  38. Continue Working on Linking the Governmental Institutions with the E-Government

    JO0008, 2012, E-Government

  39. Enactment of a New E-Transactions Law

    JO0009, 2012, E-Government

  40. Amendment of the Audit Bureau Law

    JO0010, 2012, Audits and Controls

  41. Establish an Internal Audit Function in Line Ministries

    JO0011, 2012, Audits and Controls

  42. Setting Standards and Indicators to the Internal Audit Units.

    JO0012, 2012, Audits and Controls

  43. Anti-Corruption Law Reform

    JO0013, 2012, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  44. Ensuring the Implementation of the Code of Conduct Among Government Employees

    JO0014, 2012, Conflicts of Interest

  45. Strengthening the Financial and Operational Independence of the National Center for Human Rights.

    JO0015, 2012, Civic Space

  46. Starred commitment Approval of the Independent National Electoral Commission Law

    JO0016, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  47. Adoption of a New Political Parties Law by Parliament

    JO0017, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  48. Approval of the New Elections Law by Parliament

    JO0018, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  49. Holding a Municipal Elections in 2013

    JO0019, 2012, Subnational

  50. Starred commitment Establishment of a Constitutional Court

    JO0020, 2012, Judiciary

  51. Establishment of an Administrative Court.

    JO0021, 2012, Judiciary

  52. Adopting Amendments to the Access to Information Law

    JO0022, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  53. Completion of the Second Phase of the Jordan Aid Information Management System-JAIMS

    JO0023, 2012, Aid

  54. Publishing the Annual Reports for 2011 of the Audit Bureau and Anti-Corruption Commission

    JO0024, 2012, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  55. National Procurement Systems Self Assessment

    JO0025, 2012, Open Contracting and Procurement

  56. Unified Procurement Bylaw

    JO0026, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  57. Transparency in Public Spending

    JO0027, 2012, Fiscal Transparency

  58. Gender and Child Aspects in Government Units Budget

    JO0028, 2012, Gender

  59. Enhance the Transparency of the General Budget Preparation and Disseminate Information on Process

    JO0029, 2012, Fiscal Transparency

  60. Preparing a Strategy for the Financial Decentralization Project

    JO0030, 2012, Oversight of Budget/Fiscal Policies

  61. Launching GFMIS in Government Ministries and Departments and Financial Centers

    JO0031, 2012, E-Government

  62. Increasing Transparency and Accountability in the Use of Public Funds

    JO0032, 2012, Audits and Controls

  63. Initiating Discussions to Join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).

    JO0033, 2012, Extractive Industries