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Fostering National Dialogue to Achieve Political Reform (JO0061)



Action Plan: Jordan Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active


Lead Institution: Ministry of Political and Parliamentary Affairs

Support Institution(s): Friends of the Jordanian Parliament Association - Cancer Awareness Association - Nuha Domor(Activist) - the Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW) - Afaq Al-Wehdat for Civil Society Development - Al-Hayat Center - Rased - National Center for Human Rights - Jordan Association for Entrepreneurship - May Shalabiah (Expert) - Transparency International - Jordan

Policy Areas

Anti-Corruption, Capacity Building, E-Government, Gender, Marginalized Communities, Political Integrity, Public Participation, Sustainable Development Goals

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information , Civic Participation

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


Fostering national dialogue to achieve political
reform Lead implementing agency
Commitment Description
1 / 9 / 2018 - 30 / 6 / 2020
Ministry of Political and Parliamentary Affairs What is the public
problem that the
commitment will
This commitment addresses the weak integration of citizens into public decision-making
processes, and achieving consensus on key political legislations in Jordan. It also addresses
the social and political challenges faced by citizens during their daily lives, which have not
been addressed by legislations relevant to this commitment.
What is the commitment?
This commitment seeks to implement a National Dialogue on Election; Political Parties;
Decentralization; and Municipalities laws, concluding in a road map towards a comprehensive
political revitalization based on justice, equal opportunity and the rule of law.
How will the commitment
contribute to solve the
public problem?
Including citizens in decision-making is a cornerstone for justice and trust-building. The
principle of public participation in decision-making is based on the fact that stakeholders
become more aware of the public’s needs. Through this commitment, citizens will be
engaged in the revision of prominent political legislations, widely viewed as obstacles
hindering political reform. Therefore, this commitment will increase the level of trust
between citizens and their government, raise the level of public satisfaction with political
reform, as they will be key partners in the process, moving towards a more mature political
era, and higher legitimacy of governmental decisions on political reform.
Why is this commitment
relevant to OGP values?
This commitment is directly linked to the OGP value of Civic Participation, as it entails an inclusive
dialogue among all relevant parties on political reform. It also has added value, considering the
nature of the topics and laws under discussion. The commitment is also in line with the value
of Access to Information, as it focuses on the continuous dissemination of the dialogue outputs,
progress indicators, recommendations and results, through the use of interactive platform,
promoted through social media and governmental digital platforms, which also makes the
commitment consistent with value of technology and innovation for openness and accountability.
As the commitment focuses on providing feedback to citizens, who are considered partners at
all dialogue stages, it paves the way for public accountability over governmental processing and
consideration of their views. Additional information
This commitment is linked to the principle of public participation in decision-making,
around which many NAPs are designed. It is also consistent with SDG 16, particularly subgoal
16.10 to “Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decisionmaking
at all levels”.
Milestone Activity with a verifiable deliverable
Launch of a national dialogue to improve the legal frameworks governing political
reform in Jordan, including the Election, Political Parties, Decentralization and
Municipalities laws. All relevant stakeholders will be included in the dialogue
creation process, particularly political parties, youth institutions, national facilities
for women empowerment and CSOs. The activities and agenda of the national
dialogue should be pre-publicized and utilize direct approaches (participatory
discussion sessions) and indirect approaches (social media and e-government
1 / 10 / 2018 30 / 9 / 2019
Timely dissemination of dialogue progress reports and their interim results to the
public, through interactive platforms on social media and various e-government
platforms, in order to allow for public commenting and feedback by the largest
possible number of stakeholders, and in line with citizen participation in the
decision-making process.
1 / 10 / 2018 30 / 06 / 2020
Analysis of the results of the National Dialogue and developing a final set of
recommendations to amend existing legal frameworks. Then publishing the
analysis and recommendations for public viewing, ahead of submitting them to
the Parliament.
1 / 10 / 2019 30 / 06 / 2020
Contact Information
Name of responsible person from implementing agency Yomna Rawabdeh
Email and Phone
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.
- Friends of the Jordanian Parliament Association
- Cancer Awareness Association
- Nuha Domor(Activist)
- The Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW)
- Afaq Al-Wehdat for Civil Society Development
- Al-Hayat Center - Rased
- National Center for Human Rights
- Jordan Association for Entrepreneurship
- May Shalabiah (Expert)
- Transparency International - Jordan


  1. Public Sector/Civil Society Collaboration

    JO0059, 2018, Civic Space

  2. Open Data

    JO0060, 2018, Access to Information

  3. Fostering National Dialogue to Achieve Political Reform

    JO0061, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  4. Human Rights Violations Complaint Mechanism

    JO0062, 2018, Access to Justice

  5. Access to Information Law

    JO0063, 2018, Access to Information

  6. Starred commitment Strengthen the Legislative Framework Governing Access to Information

    JO0048, 2016, Access to Information

  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. Starred commitment Implement an Open Data Sources Policy

    JO0056, 2016, Access to Information

  15. Complaints and Grievances Related to Violations Committed Against Citizen

    JO0057, 2016, Access to Justice

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

    JO0058, 2016, Capacity Building

  17. Internal Control Units Structures

    JO0034, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  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,

  22. Service Delivery Process Assessment

    JO0039, 2014,

  23. Upgrading Services in Remote Areas

    JO0040, 2014, Capacity Building

  24. Developing a Services-Monitoring Body

    JO0041, 2014, Public Participation

  25. Public-Sector Restructuring

    JO0042, 2014, Legislation & Regulation

  26. Update the Civil Service Bylaw

    JO0043, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  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,

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

    JO0003, 2012,

  34. Conduct a Comprehensive Customers- Satisfaction Survey

    JO0004, 2012,

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

    JO0005, 2012,

  36. Enhance Partnership and Integration Among Government-S Entities

    JO0006, 2012,

  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, Anti-Corruption

  41. Establish an Internal Audit Function in Line Ministries

    JO0011, 2012, Anti-Corruption

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

    JO0012, 2012, Anti-Corruption

  43. Anti-Corruption Law Reform

    JO0013, 2012, Anti-Corruption

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

    JO0014, 2012, Anti-Corruption

  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, Local Commitments

  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, Access to Information

  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

  55. National Procurement Systems Self Assessment

    JO0025, 2012, Anti-Corruption

  56. Unified Procurement Bylaw

    JO0026, 2012, Anti-Corruption

  57. Transparency in Public Spending

    JO0027, 2012, Fiscal Openness

  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 Openness

  60. Preparing a Strategy for the Financial Decentralization Project

    JO0030, 2012, Fiscal Openness

  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, Anti-Corruption

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

    JO0033, 2012, Anti-Corruption

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