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USAID Jordan’s Fiscal Reform II Project produces a very large amount of technical and policy related studies and analyses. The main purpose of this body of work is to help decision makers in the Government of Jordan in the analysis and discussion of policy options, the expected payoffs and costs for society and interested parties, and particularly on the fiscal system.  Our work in many instances is based on technical work carried out by our team with close collaboration with counterparts in Government over a longer period of time.  In other instances, policy positions are proposed to Government and others in response to limited time requirements to enable swift action or at least swift consideration of possible actions.

In some cases, our policy analysis and recommendations must be provided in ways that are confidential, responding to particular needs that may not be made immediately available to the wider public, or at least will not be made public by USAID-FRP II.  However, in many cases, our team of economists, public policy specialists, and experts in government reform, have produced policy ideas that can and should be shared with the public.

This webpage and the attached Policy Briefs are dedicated to the wider dissemination of ideas about how the Kingdom’s economy, government operations, fiscal administration, trade system and microeconomic policies might be improved.  While all of the larger works from which these policy briefs have been discussed at the appropriate times with the appropriate authorities, we aim here for wider divulgation.

The attached Policy Briefs are all one page in length, and meant to spur discussion and debate.  These Policy Briefs do not represent the one and true answer to each of the problems that are enumerated, but instead, provide clear proposals for how identified problems might be solved or at least ameliorated. 

We will be adding more Policy Briefs on this web page as they are produced.  In the meantime, we encourage discussion and would like to hear from you.  You can place comments on our Project Facebook page: USAID Jordan Fiscal Reform II.

Policy Brief Number Policy Brief Date Language
 Budget & Taxes

Policy Brief No.1

Approve a New Organic Budget Law February 2012 English

Policy Brief No.2

Ease Income Tax Requirements for Small Businesses

February 2012 English

Policy Brief No.3

Domestic Outsourcing February 2012 English

Policy Brief No.4

Make the Revenue System Fairer February 2012 English

Policy Brief No.5

Expand the Tax E-Filing Program February 2012 English

Policy Brief No.6

Write Off Uncollectable Tax Debt February 2012 English
Social Assistance

Policy Brief No.7

Strengthen the Conditional Cash Transfer Program February 2012 English

Policy Brief No.8

Allow Microfinance Institutions to Take Deposits February 2012 English
Education

Policy Brief No.9

Student Loan Guarantee Agency February 2012 English
Policy Brief No.10 Improve Teacher Utilization March 2012 English
Policy Brief No.11 Use School Facilities More Efficiently March 2012 English
Health

Policy Brief No.12

Rationalize the Distribution of Hospital Resources February 2012 English

Policy Brief No.13

Streamline the Distribution of Primary Care Centers February 2012 English

Policy Brief No.14

Decentralize the MOH Budget February 2012 English
Water

Policy Brief No.15

Charge a Fair Price for Water February 2012 English

Policy Brief No.16

Promote Efficient Water Use in Agriculture February 2012 English

Policy Brief No.17

Improve the Targeting of Domestic Water Subsidies February 2012 English

Policy Brief No.18

Non-Revenue Water Reduction Program February 2012 English
Trade & Investment

Policy Brief No.19

Infrastructure Development Fund February 2012 English

Policy Brief No.20

Strengthen the Golden List Program February 2012 English

Policy Brief No.21

Free Zone Jordan

February 2012 English

 

 

 

 


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