Supporting administrative reforms

Project description

Title: Improved Governance to Support Jordanian Reform Projects
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)​​​​​​​
Country: Jordan​​​​​​​
Lead executing agency: Prime Ministry of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Overall term: 2022 bis 2026


The Jordanian Government is facing a series of fundamental problems – crises in neighbouring countries, widespread unemployment and high levels of debt – which are restricting the Government’s scope for action.

This situation is driving societal pressure on the state to push forward with reforms to increase public participation and improve services. The quality of services, fact-based and needs-based legislation and staff recruitment and career development in public service all require improvement.

The Jordanian Government has committed itself to boosting transparency and participation in government activities. The international community is helping the country to implement comprehensive economic and political reforms.


The actions of the Jordanian public administration are focused more closely on the needs of the population.


Firstly, the project is supporting the Jordanian Government with preparing and realising an overarching strategy for reforming public administration. To achieve this, it is advising the Prime Ministry, building public administration capacities and assisting with individual measures to implement the reform strategy.

Secondly, the project is promoting state regulation based on academic research findings and the needs of the population. For this purpose, it is training employees in public service to better assess the consequences of policies and regulations. It is also connecting external specialist organisations and supplying its own assessments of the consequences of policy-making.

Thirdly, the project is introducing HR management processes in public service that are based on expertise by advising public administration on formulating skills-based job profiles and offering training on this subject.

Last update: June 2022