IGC - Greater Amman Municipality workshop on data in urban policy making and development levies

Past Event Greater Amman Municipality Cities and Cities that Work

On the 17th of April 2019, the IGC co-hosted a workshop with the Greater Amman Municipality. The workshop explored opportunities for first step reforms in the areas of: (i) options to enhance the use of data in urban policymaking and (ii) options to improve the calculation, issuance and collection of development levies.  Each theme was the subject of a half-day workshop – recognising that the performance of theme (i) is closely related to the performance of theme (ii).

The workshop brought together approximately 40 participants across several government departments – such as the Comprehensive Planning, Zoning, GIS, Finance, Transport, and Statistics departments, among others – as well as speakers from the IGC network. The aim was to provide a forum for discussion on how to commence reforms using evidence from international research and cross-country experience.