The Reform Matrix was developed by the Government of Jordan with the support from the World Bank and development partners and approved by the Council of Ministers in 2018. The Reform Matrix was officially launched in February 2019 during the London Initiative. It comprises of a set of policy and structural reforms that aims at maintaining macroeconomic stability, improving business environment, and increasing investments and exports. Furthermore, it serves as a guidance document for the plans and programmes of the Government on one hand, and donors and development partners on other hand.
The Reform Matrix currently comprises of 12 pillars as follows:
- Pillar 1: Fiscal Policy
- Pillar 2: Public Sector Efficiency and Governance
- Pillar 3: Business Enabling Environment
- Pillar 4: Investment and Trade Promotion
- Pillar 5: Access to Finance and Capital Market
- Pillar 6: Labour Market and Skills Development
- Pillar 7: Social Safety Nets
- Pillar 8: Transportation Sector
- Pillar 9: Energy Sector
- Pillar 10: Water Sector
- Pillar 11: Agriculture Sector
- Pillar 12: Tourism Sector.
The Reform Secretariat Unit:
The Reform Secretariat Unit was established in 2019 to lead on supporting the implementation of the Reform Matrix following the launch of the Reform Matrix during the London Initiative “Jordan: Growth and Opportunities”.
The main functions of the Reform Secretariat include:
- Drive and monitor implementation of the Reform Matrix.
- Report on implementation progress of reforms
- Coordinate implementation of reforms among stakeholders (Government of Jordan Implementing Agencies and International Partners)
- Support the identification and provide technical assistance as needed.
- Conduct periodic review of the Reform Matrix.
- Lead on specific reforms that involve multiple stakeholders.
- Lead on international indicators pertaining to investment climate and Women, Business and the Law.
Alongside overseeing the implementation of the Reform Matrix, the Reform Secretariat continues to manage the implementation various World Bank operations including Economic Opportunities for Jordanians and Syrian Refugees Program for Results and Inclusive, Transparent and Climate Responsive Investments Program for Results, Second Equitable Growth and Job Creation Development Policy Loan, and Strengthening Reform Management Investment Project Financing. All those operations support the implementation of the Reform Matrix.
Finally, the Reform Secretariat is the focal point from the Government of Jordan side for the Jordan Inclusive Growth and Economic Opportunities Multi-Donor Trust Fund which is managed by the World Bank Group, Co-Chaired by Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, and currently funded by the governments of United Kingdom, Netherlands, Canada, Germany and Norway.
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