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Second phase of public sector innovation incubator launched

By Dana Al Emam - Mar 14,2016 - Last updated at Mar 14,2016

Public Sector Development Minister Khleef Al Khawaldeh with winners of the first phase of the ministry’s innovation incubator in Amman, on Monday (Photo courtesy of Public Sector Development Ministry)

AMMAN — The Ministry of Public Sector Development on Monday launched the second phase of its innovation incubator, which seeks to nurture performance-boosting ideas.

Enhancing the performance of the public sector through innovative ideas may have a “modest” beginning, but it provides the basis to promote the mindset and culture of creativity in the long run, said Minister Khleef Al Khawaldeh. 

He added that public sector employees are encouraged to strike a balance between performing their daily jobs and thinking of means to enhance performance and efficiency.

Speaking at an event to award winners of the first phase of the initiative, Khawaldeh said the first stage, which extended over the past year, received 189 ideas and initiatives from 143 employees in 49 public agencies. 

“Although proposed ideas and initiatives in the first phase did not showcase a high level of creativity and innovation, the application of these ideas will help improve public services,” he said.

The minister added that the recognition of the five winning ideas, which tackled electronic training, improving methods for announcing public tenders and enhancing the education environment, is aimed at encouraging other employees to present their initiatives.

The winners are Fayez Hadidi and Sandy Fakhoury from the Income and Sales Tax Department, Myassar Draini and Abdul Ilah Abu Touq from the Education Ministry, and Nassri Qisiyeh from the Joint Procurement Department.


Khawaldeh said the second phase of the on-going project will be open for direct contributions from all segments of society, not exclusive to public sector employees, via the ministry’s website ( 

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