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Wednesday, 06 September 2023

First Steering Committee of the project “Support to the Institute of Public Administration of Jordan”

The first Steering Committee Meeting of the project “Support to the Institute of Public Administration of Jordan” was held today, September 6, 2023, at the premises of the Institute of Public Administration (IPA) in Amman, Jordan.

Funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the project is implemented by the European Public Law Organization (EPLO), in partnership with the Italian National School of Administration (SNA).

The Steering Committee was chaired by H.E. the Director General of the IPA Eng. Siham Al-Khawaldeh and attended by the Deputy Head of Mission of the Italian Embassy in Amman, Mr. Emilio Fralleone, the Head of AICS Office in Amman, Mrs. Roxane Gabriela Weber, along with other representatives and officials of AICS, the IPA and EPLO.

The Steering Committee reviewed the progress and results of the project during the first nine months of its implementation. The Committee members stressed the role and importance of the project in supporting the Public Sector Modernization Roadmap. The report on progress indicated that all the project activities are on track and relevant objectives achieved.

The project has achieved significant results from its inception until today, including the design and delivery of the initiative “Enhancing the Capabilities of Public Sector Workers in the Areas of Public Administration” in the framework of the Modernization Roadmap, involving Training Programs for 1576 Jordanian Civil Servants, the development of the Leadership Program, and the design of a Diploma on Public Administration. Several other initiatives are underway, such as the accreditation of IPA training courses, the establishment of an Innovation Lab, the development of a Diploma on Digital Literacy, and the creation of an E-Learning Platform.

The stakeholders expressed appreciation for the progress made by the project and the productive cooperation among all partners. The Deputy Head of Mission of the Italian Embassy, Mr. Fralleone, congratulated the IPA counterparts and the project team for their dedication and professionalism. The Head of AICS Office, Mrs. Weber, praised the project and reasserted the support of the Italian Cooperation to IPA as a central institution promoting the modernization of Public Administration in Jordan. IPA Director General, H.E. Al-Khawaldeh, thanked the Italian Embassy and AICS for their continued and generous support and all the parties for their performance and cooperation.

The Project “Support to the Institute of Public Administration of Jordan” aims at supporting the IPA in strengthening its institutional and organizational capacities in order to effectively carry out its mandate. In this view, the 18-month Project is providing technical assistance to enhance the IPA’s capacities, support to improve the IPA’s training programs, and training of trainers courses.


tags: Public Sector, Training, Institute of Public Administration of Jordan, Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, Italian National School of Administration