Phenix proposes reform policies to improve Jordan’s social protection programs

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AMMAN — Phenix Center for Economics & Informatics Studies issued a policy paper at the end of 2021, shedding light on the social protection reality in Jordan with a set of reform policies that the Jordanian government should adopt to enhance social protection for all, according to Ammannet. اضافة اعلان

The paper called for applying a set of policies to protect people from potential threats to their social and economic stability, indicating that social protection is one of the most important pillars of human rights, recognized by the international community under the UN umbrella. Social protection, according to the paper, is also a political tool to encounter poverty and reduce unemployment rates.

On the legal level, the paper suggested developing a legal framework to regulate social protection benefits and programs in a comprehensive and institutionalized manner through a “Social Protection Law”, which outlines the program’s functions, responsibilities, resources and financial allocations.  The proposed framework would also enhance governance, transparency, and management of the social protection system, and eliminate Wasta, nepotism and corruption.

The paper also pointed out the importance of drawing up a national plan for crises management in partnership with various authorities, including civil society organizations and the private sector, as well as to provide sufficient training to run the program in a streamlined and practical manner.

The paper also urged a review of the National Strategy for Social Protection from the social diversity perspective, taking into account the needs of the elderly and Persons with Disabilities.

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