Jordan Decentralization Reform for Better Public Service Delivery

Ms. Tala Khrais

Jordan is a middle-income country with a strong potential of growth, and a small but relatively young population. The country had a high degree of political administrative and financial centralization in such a centralized system planning can become disconnected from citizens needs. In 2015, Jordan passed its first inclusive decentralization law and a new municipality’s law, including creation of elected local sub municipal councils, this research paper will examine if this decentralisation process has induced citizens expectations in public service delivery.