HASHEMITE KINGDOM OF JORDAN
Democracy Reporting International (DRI) history in Jordan dates back to 2007, when the organisation partnered with civil society groups to assess the electoral framework ahead of the 2007 parliamentary elections. From 2011 until 2015, DRI accompanied electoral and political reforms, for example through the publication of the only comprehensive assessment Jordan’s electoral framework, which is widely consulted by key stakeholders active in electoral reform.
Building on work by the UK embassy, DRI built a consortium of Jordanian CSOs to enhance municipal governance and effectively engage with stakeholders at local and national levels. The consortium developed a media toolkit and advocated in parliament for decentralisation reforms which were partly adopted in summer 2015. Giving more powers to municipalities is critical to allow them to respond effectively to the refugee crisis.
DRI’s work in Jordan was funded by Germany, the UK and Switzerland. DRI’s office is closed since September 2015 due to funding shortages.