|Duration||Start 25 September, 2016 till 24 September, 2021|
|Field of expertise||Improving Access to Basic Services|
Urban and Town planning
|Funding||USAID, U.S. Agency for International Development|
The specific objectives of the project is to work through an integrated approach, providing technical assistance to implement innovative and sustainable solutions to service delivery, capacity constrains, citizens-government engagement, and community cohesion in Jordanian municipalities. The project aims to increase citizens responsiveness and foster resilience and will help key governorates and municipal stakeholders translate administrative reforms into community cohesion and stability. Additionally, CITIES will achieve sustainable results and impact through close coordination with Jordanian stakeholders and beneficiaries and will support the Jordanian national decentralization agenda at large.
The expected results of the project are: i) increased municipal service delivery to the Jordanian people; ii) more effective and efficient municipal organisations; iii) better aacountability of municipalities vis-a-vis its population and iv) improved citizens engagement.
“Working at the local level for me means working on the level where governments make the biggest impact on the daily life of people. In that sense local governments or processes like decentralization are not goals in themselves, they are crucial means to improving the quality of life for everyone. “