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Oct 20, 2015 / Video
World Bank experts discuss the follow up of this first MENA Municipal Finance and Creditworthiness Academy, that gathered the maximum number of municipalities from Jordan and the West bank and Gaza, based on World Bank former academies and good practices in other regions.   Interviews... more
Oct 15, 2015 / Video
Natwar Gandhi, Former Chief Financial Officer of Washington DC Mayors, explains how the Washington DC experience is relevant to the Amman Academy on Municipal Finance and Creditworthiness, and how big cities across the globe passed through extreme cases and challenges of creditworthiness and could... more
Oct 07, 2015 / Video
Mayors, municipal officials and municipal financial experts discuss the importance of the Municipal Finance and Creditworthiness Academy, particularly on the level of good practices and lessons learned that were exchanged during working sessions. Participants also discuss new concepts acquired for... more
Sep 29, 2015 / Video
Mayors, Municipal Officials and Municipal Financial Experts discuss the importance of municipal finance for municipal services, performance as well as creditworthiness; participants also explain the different challenges facing municipalities in the subject of finance, and confirm the importance of... more
Sep 22, 2015 / Blog
115 City Leaders, Practitioners and National Officials from Jordan and West Bank and Gaza Participate in Intensive 5-Day Training    From May 24-28, the World Bank and the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), with support from other partners, convened the first Municipal Finance and... more
May 05, 2015 / Blog
By Ghada A. Shaqour*   Administratively, Jordan’s intergovernmental system is divided into three tiers - central, provincial (governorate) and local (municipal) levels. At the local level, 100 municipalities exist today and are governed by elected municipal councils.  They were assigned over 39... more
May 05, 2015 / Blog
By Dana Almubaied*   In the West Bank and Gaza, Local Government Units (LGUs) have a long history - some were created as early as the second half of the 19th century.  With increasing political and geographical fragmentation over the last two decades, LGUs have gained paramount importance providing... more