UNDP, Norway partner to launch community-building ‘Network of Local Governments’ project

SourceJordan Times
CountryMiddle east

AMMAN — The Government of Norway, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), on Wednesday launched the “Network of Local Governments” project in Dhiban Municipality.

The project aims to create a nationwide platform to more effectively link decision-makers at the national level with municipalities and local communities to promote regular public consultation and participation, according to a UNDP statement.

In this initial phase, the project targets 60 municipalities in six governorates: Irbid, Ajloun, Balqa, Madaba, Aqaba and Tafileh, covering the northern, central and southern regions of Jordan.

The project provides the opportunity to support effective open government and bridge the citizens’ lack of social connectivity, especially in vulnerable and marginalised segments, through the establishment of multipurpose gathering spaces and employing digital transformation tools, the statement said.   

Through this initiative, the project will promote principles of transparency, accountability, integrity at both the national and local levels, according to the statement. 

The launch was attended by the Governor of Madaba Ali Al Madi,...read more...