Support the Jordanian Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission in the Fields of Integrity and Corruption Prevention

Junior Project Leader

AEI

Budget

€1.500.000,00

Project duration

February 2021 – November 2022

Project description

In 2006, and upon directives from his majesty King Abdullah II, the Government of Jordan (GoJ) issued the “Anti-Corruption Commission” law which paved the way for the establishment of the commission. As a result of Jordan ratifying the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) No. 28 of 2004 in 2005, this step marks Jordan’s entry into the world of institutional corruption fighting. Yet, there are many doubts about the current capacity of JIACC to perform its duties when given support, especially with the addition of a new task to prevent corruption using a participatory approach. Consequently, The European Delegation to Jordan is funding a twinning project between The Jordanian Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission (JIACC) and European counterparts of Lithuania and Austria to maximize the level of performance of JIACC and enable it to execute its tasks more effectively under the name of ‘Support the Jordanian Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission in the Fields of Integrity and Corruption Prevention’.

The EU twinning project aims at supporting and contributing to the implementation of the National Strategy for Integrity and Anti-Corruption 2017–2025 of Jordan, in particular, its strategic objectives – the activation of the Code of National Integrity and the consolidation of the integrity principles and standards in order to create an anti-corruption national environment, that will be performed under Component One titled; Develop and revise national integrity standards in the public sector to guarantee the implementation, compliance with, and activation of these standards with related institutions.

As well as developing the JIACC institutional capacities and improving its performance in a way that will enhance the JIACC achievements, and this will be implemented under Component Two: Enhance the capacities of specialized departments in JIACC in assessing and managing corruption risks in selected sectors

This project will serve in its two components to transfer the necessary knowledge and develop the necessary capacities to enable JIACC to take on the best practices of the EU and international organizations, adopt the best practices to Jordan’s circumstances, and improve efforts against corruption as well as implementing integrity standards. Furthermore, the proposed activities, based on conceptual and practical approaches, will serve as a tool to support JIACC’s reforming efforts and operations (establishment of a national training center, institutionalization of training plans and operations, development of financial mechanisms to ensure the sustainability of activities and progress accomplished during the Project, etc.).

The project is being implemented by the lead MS partner Special Investigation Service of the Republic of Lithuania (STT), and the junior MS partner Austrian Agency for European Integration and Economic Development (AEI) in cooperation with the Jordanian Integrity & Anti-Corruption Commission (JIACC).