Democratic Governance


  • Improving parliamentarians capacities of environmental legislationThis project will increase science based awareness among legislators in the lower houses of Algeria, the Palestinian Territory, and Jordan about the advantages and disadvantages of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), and will facilitate their interactions with their governments to produce proper legislations.

  • Enhancing community security and access to justice in host communities and other fragile areas in JordanThis project will assist in enhancing community security services and access to justice in host communities and other critical areas in Jordan by enhancing confidence and trust in security and justice institutions through increased effective service delivery.

  • Legal empowerment of the poorThis 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 IIThis 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.This project aims at assisting the Ministry of Political Development (MOPD) in developing and implementing a strategy to strengthen the role of political parties.


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.