Working alongside traditionally marginalized groups including youth, women and persons with disabilities (PWDs), civil society organizations (CSOs), political parties and national and local decision-makers, CEPPS aims to increase citizens’ participation in Jordan’s political reform process, enhance local and national government responsiveness to citizen needs and strengthen the role of civil society in promoting government accountability and transparency.
CEPPS uses a multi-pronged approach to strengthen citizen participation and trust in Jordan’s political processes, at both the local and national levels. CEPPS assists Jordanian members of parliament, local elected officials, and government ministries in improving their public outreach strategies, and increasing the integration of citizens’ input into the legislative processes. CEPPS triangulates this approach by working with local CSOs implementing parliamentary and government monitoring activities aimed at increasing citizen awareness and government accountability.
CEPPS supports CSOs by effectively monitoring national and local elections, and engages with youth, potential women candidates, civil society partners and Jordan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) to increase awareness of, and participation in, elections through diverse entry points. To further increase citizens’ participation, and trust in Jordan’s development and consolidation of pluralistic, fair, broad-based and elected institutions, CEPPS equips youth, women and PWDs with the knowledge, skills and opportunities to meet with stakeholders, lead issue-based campaigns, run for elections and participate as active leaders in their communities.
CEPPS Key Achievements in Jordan:
CEPPS increases the participation and influence of women, youth and persons with disabilities in Jordan’s political process
CEPPS strengthens the integrity of and participation in Jordan’s elections
CEPPS supports transparent and inclusive practices in national and sub-national government institutions
CEPPS assists elected officials to better fulfill their roles and conduct more effective public outreach