The European Union continues intensive support for the Employment Reform in Jordan (06/09/2013)

Government officials have built critical financial management skills to improve implementation of the Employment Strategy with assistance of the European Union experts. A four-day training in strategic budget and financial management and analysis was delivered to representatives of the financial and budget administrations of the Ministry of Labour, Vocational Training Corporation (VTC) and the Employment and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (E-TVET) Fund between 19-20 and 25-26 August 2013. The workshop focused on contemporary developments in the E-TVET sector, national budget preparation, execution and systems development.

The training responded to the requirements of the sector for training in a broad range of finance, management and budgeting topics to enable officials and their institutions to meet existing and emerging challenges and effectively participate in the budget process. The training topics were refined through conducting a Training Needs Assessment and included topics on financial and statistical analysis, results orientated budgeting, budget preparation, accountability and transparency, financial analysis, Jordan’s financial management information system, introductory economic forecasting, evidence-based analysis, management principles, economics, macroeconomics, internal and external audit, public finance, and governance.

This workshop is part of a broader strategy to contribute to institutional capacity to undertake accurate costing and project/output analysis utilising a training-of-trainers approach.

The European Union on-going assistance to the Employment and TVET Reform amounts to EUR 35 Million. This includes EUR 29 Million in direct transfers to the budget of the government done on yearly basis based on evaluation of the actual progress of the reform. Moreover, around EUR 3 Million is provided for technical assistance with a full time international experts team working hand in hand with the Ministry of Labour and a variety of short-term expertise mobilised on a regular basis.

For more information, kindly contact:
Mr. Mathias Peitz, Communication Officer
The European Union Delegation to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan:
Email: Mathias.Peitz@eeas.europa.eu,Tel.: +962 (6)4607000