NGOs call for dialogue with gov’t on project approval mechanisms

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AMMAN — Three leading coalitions of NGOs in Jordan issued a joint statement calling for improved collaboration and partnerships between the government and NGOs, a press statement said. اضافة اعلان

The Jordan International NGO Forum, Himam the Coalition for Civil Society Organizations, and JONAF represent over 200 leading and active NGOs in the country.

The joint two-page statement the NGOs emphasized the need for efficient implementation and rapid response to both urgent humanitarian needs and long-term development goals. The NGOs also expressed concerns about the lack of coordination among various government bodies and the poor communication between the government and NGOs, which often causes confusion about each party's goals, roles, and responsibilities.

The three NGOs coalition said that lack of coordination is caused by the fact that “various bodes prioritize different issues, causing a discrepancy with national strategies.”

To address these issues, the NGOs on behalf of over 200 civil society organizations that they collectively represent, made several recommendations, including enhanced transparency by publicly sharing information about projects needing approval, empowering an entity to evaluate and grant approvals, and promoting communication and coordination between NGOs.

The statement also called on the Ministry of Planning and International Coordination to take a more proactive role in communicating the government's priorities and urged all Jordanian partners to comply with the Foreign Funding Mechanism approval process.

This call to action highlights the NGOs' commitment to working with the government to achieve a more effective and impactful response to the country's development needs.

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