Legal Review of the Jordanian Decentralization Law

The project aims to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the implementation of the decentralization law in partnership with the direct stakeholders to determine the advantages and disadvantages of the law and the challenges members of the Governorate Councils (GCs) face during the implementation of their tasks.

The project team conducted two types of research to reach the project outputs; the first research used the focus group methodology, conducted from 2 to 25 October 2018. Focus groups targeted the male members of the GCs where 98 members in 11 governorates participated in the discussions. The second research used key informative interviews methodology with all the heads of the 12 GCs, in addition to interviewing 32 women members of the GCs out of 36 elected women to discuss their experience within the decentralization system applied in Jordan for the first time since the founding of the Kingdom.

In addition, the project team worked with a group of experts to compare the decentralization systems in Jordan, Tunisia and Morocco, to extract best practices in the two laws regulating decentralization in the Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Tunisia. The comparative analysis will allow the legal team of the project to make amendments to the various articles of the Decentralization Law No. (49) of 2015 in order to achieve the vision of decentralization in Jordan and increase the participation of citizens in the decision-making process at the local level.

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