The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan General Budget Department
GBD tasks and Duties The Organic Budget Law No. (58) of 2008, identifies the following functions and powers of the General Budget Department:
  • Prepare the state budget
  • Prepare the government units budgets
  • Prepare the manpower bylaw and tables for government departments and units in coordination with the concerned entities.
  • Allocate financial resources to implement public policy in accordance with priorities and in a way that ensures an equitable distribution of development gains to all governorates across the Kingdom.
  • Prepare a detailed description of the required processes for approving the general budget and government units’ budgets.
  • Follow up on evaluating the performance of programs, projects and activities of the government units and check their effective and efficient achievement of anticipated results that contribute to reaching their goals.
  • Give opinion on draft legislation, decisions and instructions that have financial implications during their approval stage.
  • Give advice to government units on financial matters and any other matters relevant to the tasks of GBD.
  • Present recommendations to the Cabinet on the final accounts of all government units before they are approved.
  • Revising budget allocation requests submitted by all government departments and units by decreasing, increasing, consolidating, or reviewing allocation requests to ensure their alignment with public policy.
  • Request from all government units the needed data and information related to goals, projects and activities and their financing.
  • Eliminate duplications in the programs and funding of government departments and units.
  • Audit all programs, projects, and activities requesting budget allocations in order to verify the feasibility and relevance of their requests.
  • Review all documents, correspondences and records of any government department or unit.
  • Monitor the execution of the general budget and budgets of government units and issue periodic monitoring, analysis and evaluation reports.
  • Review, and give opinion on, the budgets of all public universities and municipalities as well as any other government entity.
Latest news: 13/05/2018 Prime minister instructs

Circular of His Excellency the Prime Minister to prepare the Draft General Budget Law and Draft Government Unit’s Budgets Law for 2019 has been issued

25/04/2018 Jadra University Delegation

Students Delegation from Jadarah University visits GBD

09/04/2018 Financial Order Issued

Financial Order No. (2) For the Years 2018 Issued

04/02/2018 Honoring retired employees

GBD holds honoring ceremony for Department’s retired employees

01/02/2018 Budget transparency

Jordan progresses 8 points in the budget transparency standard within the International Open Budget Index Survey of 2017 (OBS)

30/01/2018 Workshop

GBD holds a workshop for its employees on the financial analysis

17/01/2018 Royal Decree

The Issuance of the Royal Decree to approve the General Budget Law and the Government Units Budgets Law for Fiscal Year 2018.

23/11/2017 The Ministers Council

The Ministers Council approves on Draft of the General Budget law and Draft of the Government Units Budgets law for the Fiscal Year 2018