Strategic Plan

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The General Budget Department released its strategic plan for the years 2010-2013.  It includes the priorities and themes for the next stage aimed at translating the Department’s vision that states: "A transparent general budget that strengthens the milestones of sustainable development, and top the list of global good practices”.  In addition to achieving its mission, which reads: “An optimal allocation of available financial resources, in accordance with advanced methodologies that enable government ministries, departments, and units to realize national objectives and priorities, exceeding the expectations of service recipients.”

The national objectives, royal initiatives, and governmental plans and programs were taken into account when preparing the strategic plan of the Department for 2010-2013. This plan is an extension of the Department’s strategic plan for 2008-2011.  Upon the formulation of its vision, mission, and strategic objectives, the Department also relied on a set of core values represented in learning, transparency, cooperation, impartiality, and responsibility.

The General Budget Department seeks in its strategic plan to actively participate in achieving the national ojectives through contributing to the development of the Jordanian economy to be prosperous and open to regional and global markets; contributing to restructuring the public sector to be more productive and effective; and contributing to strengthening public management to be financially stable, transparent, and accountable.

The plan included a number of strategic objectives that the Department seeks to achieve: contribute to building a sound and stable financial position in the Kingdom; keep up with the best modern international practices in budget management; and strengthen institutional capacity in the Department.  Moreover, the plan included a number of sub-objectives, some of the most important are: public spending control and guidance in line with the national priorities, gradual reduction of support provided for government units, maintaining a safe level of budget deficit as a percentage of GDP, and commitment to the public debt ceiling as a percentage of GDP.

Furthermore, sub-objectives included: deepen the implementation of the Results–Oriented Budgeting, strengthen and develop the general budget and governmental units’ budgets preparation within the medium-term framework, expand the implementation of COA segments of the general budget and governmental units’ budgets, contribute to building the Government Financial Information Management System (GFMIS),  pay more attention to the analytical analysis of public expenditure, and measure the level of achievement in capital projects of government ministries, departments, and units on the level of the Kingdom’s governorates to promote the approach of decentralization.

The plan also included other sub-objectives aimed at increasing the efficiency of human resources, improving internal work environment, and transferring knowledge to government ministries, departments, and units in order to implement modern concepts of the budget.

The strategic plan of the General Budget Department was prepared and developed by the contribution of all sectors and directorates in the Department, in addition to the senior management headed by the Director-General.