Democratic Governance

Challenges

Despite the progress it has made, Jordan is still facing some challenges in democratic governance. Public participation in the decision-making process and the role of civil society institutions still needs to be strengthened further. Jordan’s 2013 parliamentary elections took place on the 23rd of January and are the country’s first elections since the new developments in the region. Voter turnout was 56% of registered voters (42% of eligible voters). Only 3 of the 18 registered political parties are represented in the Parliament, and there is little youth involvement. The quota for women has increased from 20 to 25 per cent in municipalities, while the female representation in the Parliament remains at 9.8 %. More

Our Goals

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. more

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Provided support to the Government of Jordan in the 2013 parliamentary elections

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Projects and Initiatives

Support for the Electoral Cycle in Jordan 2012 - 2015

he project aims at assisting the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to deliver its mandated functions of conducting fair, credible and transparent elections – particularly the 2012 parliamentary elections. The project also aims at supporting IEC and the Jordanian judiciary in institutionalizing a comprehensive electoral system.The project aims at assisting the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to deliver its mandated functions of conducting fair, credible and transparent elections – particularly the 2012 parliamentary elections. The project also aims at supporting IEC and the Jordanian judiciary in institutionalizing a comprehensive electoral system. more

Youth Participation in Local Governance in Jordan

This project aims at increasing youth political participation and civic engagement in local governance using an online portal and game on local governance more

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