Country Profile: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

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GOVERNEMENT

Jordan is a constitutional monarchy with an appointed government. The reigning monarch is the chief executive and the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. The king exercises his executive authority through the prime ministers and the Council of Ministers, or cabinet.

The cabinet is responsible before the democratically elected House of Deputies which, along with the House of Notables (Senate), constitutes the legislative branch of the government. The judicial branch is an independent branch of the government.

The King : Abdallah II

www.kingabdallah.jo

Prime Minister : Abdall Ensour – www.pm.gov.jo

The Council of Ministers is central apparatus where strategic administrative decisions are taken. There are 18 ministers

ADMINISTRATION Ministries dealing with public administration issues are :

PARLIAMENT

Je Jordanian parliament is a bicameral system : “Majlis al-Umma“. Established in 1952, it is constituted by 2 chambers The Senate (“Majlis al-Aayan“) and the House of representatives  (“Majlis al-Nuwaab“).

ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS

The structure of government in Jordan is characterized by both centralization and municipal decentralization). Jordan is divided into 12 governorates (mohafazat),Read the Jordan Public Administration profile by UNPAN
ADMINISTRATIVE
DIVISIONS
LEVEL 1
Jordan is divided into 12 Governorates, each headed by a governor appointed by the king.

  • Amman
  • Irbid
  • Ma’an
  • Ajloun
  • Zarqa
  • Aqaba
  • Jarash
  • Madaba
  • Mafraq
  • Karak
  • Balqa
  • Tafilhah
ADMINISTRATIVE
DIVISIONS
LEVEL 2
The Municipalities (99)Read the MOTA document on Municipal Sector

UNIVERSITIES AND SCHOOLS OF ADMINISRATION

RESEARCH CENTRES

Centre of Documentation, Research and Expertise of the NSA (Centre de Documentation , de Recherche et d’Expertise (CDRE) de l’ENA) – www.ena.dz/recherche-doc.htm

QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE

ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES JOURNALS

IDARA, Journal of the National School of Administration – www.ena.dz/publications.htm

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