31 March 2020 – Jordanian Government announces COVID-19 Relief Fund

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Social Services, Central Bank, Finance/Economy
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; New initiatives; Finance policy and financial aid; Stimulus packages and financial support; Financial aid to health services
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Minister of Social Development

Overview: PM issues Defence Order No. 4 establishing coronavirus relief fund
Full details here: http://www.jordantimes.com/news/local/pm-issues-defence-order-no-4-establishing-coronavirus-relief-fund

Type of Justification: No justification given
Evidence/Justification: The relief fund “Himmat Watan” aims to support Jordan’s effort to eradicate the virus. Moreover, the objective of creating this fund is to institutionalise the donation process.