The 2nd Steering Committee for the Human Dynamics led project to reform public administration in Jordan took place in Amaan on the 3 April 2017. The main topic of discussion was the 1st Interim reporting period, and the presentation of the Progress Report – as well as a general discussion about the achievements so far, in addition to the challenges and issues which have arisen. Members of the Steering Committee provided their opinions and comments on the report, which will subsequently be revised to incorporate these comments for approval by the EU delegation.
His Excellency Majd M. Shweikeh, Minister of Public Sector Development, stressed the importance of Public Administration Reform as a national interest for the benefit of the whole country. He also took the opportunity to present the new strategic initiative in Jordan “Digital Jordan 2020”, which derives from a direct order from the Monarch, Abudullah II, to his Prime Minister to fully digitise Government services by the year 2020. This will involve the creation of a paperless environment and the re-engineering of services and procedures.
The initiative will focus on around 7 ministries, departments and agencies – and implementation is envisaged to commence in 2018
The Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology (MoICT) will offer a wide range of technical platforms and solutions to enable digital transformation within the selected ministries, departments and agencies. Additionally, MoICT/MoPSD will encourage the full participation of the Private Sector, as outsourcing of Business Process Reengineering (BPR) & Digitisation will be an integral feature of the initiative – and the private sector will play a vital role in the delivery of such ambitious objectives.