Cooperation with the USAID-funded Jordan Fiscal Reform Project II
Cooperation between the General Budget Department (GBD) and USAID- Fiscal Reform II Project (FRP II ) started in 2009. Since then, the Project, though the Public Financial Management Team, has been providing technical assistance to the Department to strengthen governmental reform procedures in public finance management in general, and achieve the following objectives in particular:
- Result-oriented budgeting (RoB) knowledge and applications deepened throughout the Government of Jordan.
- Budget legal framework refined.
- Budget format and reporting refined.
- Budget and performance data used to ensure accountability.
- Human and institutional capacities strengthened at the General Budget Department.
- General Budget Department scores more competitively in competition for King Abdullah II Award for Government Excellence and Transparency.
The Project has set an example for success in improving budget preparation and execution practices; upgrading analytical and technical capacities of GBD staff; scoring more competitively in King Abdullah Award for Government Excellence and Transparency; enhancing budget transparency; and improving budget evaluation done by donors.
The Project has conducted several trainings and workshops on RoB to several ministries and government departments, focusing on the development and revision of key performance indicators (KPIs). The Project has also provided GBD with technical assistance regarding the revision of budget forms, development of two proposed Organic Budget Law drafts, and preparation of the Budget Manual and issue papers. In addition, the Project assisted the Department in the initiation and publishing of the Budget in Brief (BIB) and Citizen’s Guide (CG) in the first year of the project’s lifetime. The Department has adopted the preparation and publishing of the BIB and CG since then. Further, the project has been working on building the capacities of GBD employees in several areas, such as: training skills, excellence forms, institutional development, and English Language.
In the fifth year, the Project is helping the General Budget Department in the following areas: Initiation of a performance monitoring and evaluation system, working with three pilot ministries and departments; Budget Manual revision; and development of the budget handbook that will be distributed to ministries, departments, and government units. In addition, the Project is committed to continue its support in building GBD capacities as requested, such as intuitional development, budget fiscal analysis, translation and interpreting, and English Language.
Training Course in:-Key Performance Indicators. Public Expenditure Perspectives.
General Budget Law
Government Units Budgets Law till a fiscal year 2022
General Budget Draft
Government Units Budgets Draft till a fiscal year 2022
Government Ministries, Departments and Units Manpower Bylaw(Ministries & Departments)
Government Ministries, Departments and Units Manpower Bylaw(Government Units)
The Budget Circular No. (21) of the year 2022 was issued17/11/2022
The Royal Decree was issued to approve (Manpower Bylaw for the Ministries, Departments and Government Units No. (42) for the fiscal year 2022)18/08/2022
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 2023 has been issued27/06/2022
Issuance of the Citizen Guide to the General Budget of 202221/03/2022
The Financial Order
Financial Order No. (3) For the Year 2022 Issued15/03/2022
The Issuance of the Royal Decree to approve the General Budget Law and the Government Units Budgets Law for the Fiscal Year 2022.10/03/2022