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Innovation Hub

Jordan commit to participating in an Innovation Hub that will facilitate the uptake of new approaches and technologies to tackle corruption.

Country: Jordan

Status: ongoing

Themes: Uncategorised

Last updated: April 2020

Classification:

Concrete: Concrete | New: New | Ambitious: Ambitious

  • 4 Notes:

    The Jordanian government has adopted the fourth national plan for the 2018-2020 for the Transparency Government Partnership Initiative, the second of which referred to the development and promotion of the application of the open government data policy and the unification and development of mechanisms for receiving complaints related to human rights. The updated National Strategy for Integrity and Anti-Corruption for the years 2020-2025 will include a project to establish an innovation and training center, and the training center has been included in the suggested draft for the Integrity and anti-corruption law, which was published on March 11th 2020, and will be discussed in the parliament after 40 days of its suggestion date. The investigations and detection procedure for corruption cases are conducted in high technological methods, a data mining system will be established in the integrity and anti-corruption commission which will connect all governmental institutions. A mobile application to receive whistleblowers complaints has been launched on December 2019. Establishing a call center at the commission to receiver whistleblowers reports. In 2019, a specialized ministry was created under the name of the Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship; it is responsible for preparing the general policy for the development of digital infrastructure for the telecommunications and information technology. It implements many initiatives, activities and events that will make Jordan as an innovation center for information technology in the region to contribute to enhancing national integrity and fighting corruption such as; Working to improve the legislative environment related to specialty of the ministry, To focus on spreading the culture of leadership in Jordan by establishing 80 business incubators in all governorates of Jordan. In addition to working with the relevant government agencies to facilitate the procedures for registering companies and making them available through a single online investment portal.

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    Updated: April 30, 2020

    The idea of ​​establishing the National Innovation Center, which is structurally affiliated with the Supreme Council for Science and Technology, has been adopted according to the draft of the Center’s establishment system published on the website of the Legislation and Opinion Bureau. The Ministry of Planning has collaborated with the World Bank Transformation Fund to fund the establishment and operation of the center for two years. It should be noted that the National Innovation Center aims to achieve, a national reference and a major provider of information regarding Innovation and development of the private sector through coordination of administrative, financial and technical activities, local and international that would nurture and support national innovation. Provide advisory and guidance services to SMEs on good business practices and provide government feedback on the legal and regulatory aspects of innovation activities to ensure transparency and good performance.

    Updated: October 30, 2019

    Rasheed Jordan (the Transparency International chapter in Jordan) have been undertaking a Key Performance Indicator report and will be published within the month. It will review the progress made on Jordan's anti-corruption commitments and is seen as a starting point of progress for the government.

    Updated: May 30, 2019

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