Democratic Governance

  • Legal empowerment of the poorFeb 12, 2015
    This project aims at upgrading skills of practitioners and policy makers to analyse and diagnose the obstacles to improving the lives of those in the informal economy and develop solutions.

  • Strengthening property tax system - phase IIFeb 12, 2015
    This project aims at enhancing the property tax collection in Jordan by increasing compliance rate, implementing a more cost-effective system and empowering local communities.

  • Enhancing capacities of political parties, and increase public engagement with political parties.Feb 12, 2015
    This project aims at assisting the Ministry of Political Development (MOPD) in developing and implementing a strategy to strengthen the role of political parties.

  • Youth participation in local governance in JordanYouth participation in local governance in JordanFeb 12, 2015
    This project aims at increasing youth political participation and civic engagement in local governance using an online portal and game on local governance

  • Electoral assistance in JordanElectoral assistance in JordanFeb 12, 2015
    The establishment of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) of Jordan in 2012 was a milestone in the political reform process of the country. At the request of the Government, the European Union and UNDP have been assisting the new institution with technical and financial support.


UNDP has been leading on supporting many governance related issues, to strengthen the national capacities in having systems and procedures in place. UNDP provided technical and advisory assistance to the IEC for setting up its structure and functions, internal communication systems, and recruitment processes.

Through its programmes, UNDP aims to promote participation, accountability and effectiveness at all levels. It also encourages the building of effective and capable Jordanian institutions that are accountable, transparent, inclusive and responsive. UNDP assists the Anti-Corruption Commission to become an advocate of accountable and transparent government with zero tolerance to corruption. Additionally, UNDP is supporting the newly established Independent Election Commission to deliver its mandated functions of conducting fair and transparent elections.