Jordan Cities Implementing Transparent, Innovative, and Effective Solutions (CITIES)
In 2011, the Jordanian government committed to a wide range of decentralization reforms so citizens could become more directly involved in the plans and programs of their local governments. Decentralizing government operations also empowers municipalities and other local government bodies to provide for and respond to Jordanian citizens. The USAID Jordan Cities Implementing Transparent, Innovative, and Effective Solutions (CITIES) project is supporting the development of more inclusive government operations. Citizens are recognizing their right to articulate their needs, and municipalities are gaining the organizational and management capacity to address those needs effectively. Consequently, communities are becoming more cohesive and receiving the services they need.