Monitor: 44.8 percent of Jordanians believe government has not practiced transparency

Jordan

Published: 2021-05-02 13:36

Last Updated: 2021-05-17 18:34


Monitor: 44.8 percent of Jordanians believe government has not practiced transparency
Monitor: 44.8 percent of Jordanians believe government has not practiced transparency

The Monitor Center Sunday issued its report on monitoring the performance of Dr. Bishr Al-Khasawneh's government during the period from 10/12/2020 to 12/4/2021.

Comparing the number of commitments made by the Al-Khasawneh government with the Razzaz government, it was found that Al-Khasawneh made 171 commitments, of which 10 percent were completed, while Razzaz made 114 commitments, seven percent of which were completed.
In the context of analyzing the commitments of the Al-Khasawneh government, it was found that 55 percent of the commitments were within the axis of development and services; 22 percent were about economic reform; 12 percent about combating corruption; five percent about the rule of law and human rights; and three percent about foreign affairs.

The report also presented the results of an opinion poll on the performance of the Al-Khasawneh government during the first six months of its formation. In the poll, it was found that 6.8 percent of Jordanians found that the government was able to shoulder its responsibilities greatly; 22.8 percent believe the government handled its responsibilities to an average degree; and 26.3 percent that the government did not appropriately shoulder its responsibilities.

Regarding the government's practice of the principle of transparency and making information available to citizens and the media, 4.7 percent believe information was made very transparent; 18.4 percent believe information was made moderately transparent; and 32.1 percent believe that information was not made sufficiently transparent. Finally, 44.8 percent of Jordanians did not believe that the government practiced the principle of transparency and making information available to citizens and the media.

The study showed a decline in citizens' satisfaction with the government's performance in dealing with the Corona pandemic. 47.1 percent were satisfied during the first 100 days of the crisis, but now only 28 percent say they are satisfied.

The study also cited that many industries, particularly the agricultural sectors, feel ignored by the government in light of the coronavirus crisis. Several other sectors said that they do not feel the government has a clear plan in dealing with the crisis, and that stimulus packages provided thus far are not sufficient.