Engicon recently conducted a series of workshops for members of various Jordanian political parties. The sessions were targeted at candidates participating in the municipal and governorate council elections taking place on August 15.

Topics discussed included transportation planning at the local level and the basic principles of project evaluation, including cost benefit analyses and multi-criteria assessments. Sessions were held over the course of three months in Madaba, Irbid, and Wadi Musa covering the Kingdom’s central, northern, and southern governorates, respectively. Hazem Zureiqat, a partner and transportation specialist at Engicon, delivered and facilitated the workshops.

The workshops were organized by the Amman office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom. They come as Jordan prepares to embark on its first governorate council election—part of an ambitious decentralization program.