Jordan Urban and Municipal Program for Balanced and Inclusive Growth (WB-P166577)

  • Jordan
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Voting Date
Mar 25, 2019
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Government of Jordan
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  • Law and Government
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 200.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 220.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Feb 13, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jun 23, 2018

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Project Description

The proposed project objective is to strengthen institutional capacity to promote more sustainable urban growth in participating urban centers, and improve access to basic services in selected ‘lagging regions’. The Government of Jordan has formulated its vision to “achieve developmental balance, reduce disparity and distribute development revenues fairly” in Objective Two of the JEGP. The current Government program to support achieving this objective comprises a set of different activities, including (i) supporting municipal investments in basic service improvements; (ii) providing revenue equalization grants through fiscal transfers from central government fuel tax collections; (iii) allocating development budgets to the governorates as part of the Jordan decentralization plan; (iv) establishing industrial zones at the governorate level; and (iv) providing public financing to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and business to stimulate investments across the governorates. However, the Government is looking for a more systematic approach to promote growth while reducing inequities across geographic areas.

Sub-program One: Strengthening Institutions for Sustainable Urban and Municipal Growth. Activities financed under this sub-program would support the Government in formulating and implementing an institutional reform agenda to strengthen the capacity of sub-national and central level institutions that are critical for supporting and
financing sustainable urban spatial growth.

Sub-program Two: Improving Access and Quality of Public Services for Integrated Territorial Development. Unlocking the untapped growth potential of Jordan’s cities and better integrating ‘lagging regions’ into the economy will require a systematic approach that combines solid cross-sectoral scenario planning with strategic investments in key public assets.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank
Name : Bjorn Philipp
Designation : Program Leader
Role : Team Leader(ADM Responsible)
Telephone No : 5366+6514
Email :

Name : Lina Abdallah Saeed Abdallah
Designation : Sr Urban Spec.
Role : Team Leader
Telephone No : 5380+3705
Email : 

Borrower : Ministry of Planning and
International Cooperation

Implementing Agencies:
Ministry of Planning and
International Cooperation
Contact : Zeina Toukan
Title : Director
Telephone No : 96264642247
Email : 


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