Jordan/ 6.2 Public cultural expenditure  

6.2.3 Sector breakdown

The breakdown below is for the expenditure of the Ministry of Culture specifically, and is broken down by year from 2007 until 2009.


Expected expenditure (in JD1000) per year for different programs of the ministry of culture during these three years:

 

Ministry of Culture

2007

2008

2009

Total by program

Council for Arts and Culture

0

50

50

100

Fund for support of the arts

0

0

0

0

Capacity building

0

15

15

30

Digitising information of the Ministry

25

25

25

75

Cultural development through the internet

-

10

10

20

Infrastructure and buildings

1,230

5,000

5,000

11,230

Dept of the Martyr Wasfi Attal

100

50

50

200

Art activities (exhibitions, art centrer, festivals...)

285

2,050

2,050

4,385

Archive of Jordanian documents

150

0

0

150

Communication and community culture

40

40

40

120

National program for development of communication

20

20

20

60

Total by year

1,825

7,160

7,160

16,145

Source: Ministry of Planning and International Relations annual expenditure report 2007 - 2009


Within the budget/expenditure of the Ministry of Education, a separate budget under clause No. 5 is described as the “development of national confidence for students in the Kingdom, to solidify their identity as a Jordanian, Arab, Islamic, human identity” and this is explained further as a method to further establish the national loyalty of the students, openness to other cultures, and the development of all education in civil and social studies in school programs.[1]


Within the breakdown of the expenditure on education, a separate budget is allocated for culture related activities. Below are the numbers and the percentage of how much of this is spent on culture in education.


All figures are in 1000 JD

Ministry of Education

2007

2008

2009 expected

Total expenditure on education

55,547

91,150

81,150

Amount of this spent on development of culture and identity

50

1,000

1,300

Percentage of this program to total expenditure

0.09%

1.09%

1.6%

Source: Ministry of Planning and International Relations annual expenditure report 2007 - 2009


Within the Ministry of Youth, some programs are dedicated to some form of cultural activities, but again these activities are nationalistic in nature and not geared towards creativity in any form.

All figures are in 1,000 JD

Ministry of Youth

2007

2008

2009

Total expenditure

9,420

4,370

4,270

Expenditure on “ youth and culture and media”

100

100

100

Percentage of budget on culture

1.06%

2.28%

2.34%

Source: Ministry of Planning and International Relations annual expenditure report 2007 - 2009

 

The budget allocated for “youth and media and culture” has not changed in the actual amount of money spent on the programs, but in comparison to the overall budget of the Ministry, the percentages do give the impression of an increase, although this is only as a result of the reduction of the overall budget in the last two years.                                                                                                                                          

According to Dr Tal's research, the cultural program includes; cultural heritage, nationalism, international cultural understanding, as well as national, Islamic, Arab and contemporary cultures. Moreover; under the title of General Knowledge is; world knowledge, foreign language (presumably the English language), knowledge of the law, technology, ideology, and medical knowledge and finally, art and literary knowledge. Taking all these topics into consideration, the budget allocated to them is quite a small budget, and the question that comes to mind is that after further distribution to all these sub-programs, how much is really spent and is it effective on any level?

 

Below is a table that outlines the expenses for the different programs in the Ministry of Culture.

 

Balance of Chapter 3001 – The Ministry of Culture

Distributed as per programs

4905

The program of cultural development

The aim of the program:

 

This program, and through its connection to the strategic goal, aims at preserving cultural and artistic production and at supporting creativity through maintaining its continuity intellectually, culturally, and artistically.

 

The strategic goal associated with the program

Establishing, developing, and renovating the cultural infrastructure.

 

The directorates associated with the program

 

  1. The Cultural Directorates in Provinces
  2. The Province of the Martyr Wasfi al-Tall
  3. The Directorate of Studies and Publishing
  4. The Unit of Cultural Projects
  5. The Directorate of Buildings and Maintenance
  6. The Directorate of Public Relations
  7. The Directorate of Cultural Exchange
  8. The Directorate of Cultural Bodies
  9. The Directorate of Buildings and Maintenance

 

Services Provided by the program:

 

Artistic and cultural support and the organisation of cultural and literary activities.

 

The cadres working in the program:

 

The program is implemented through a functional cadre estimated in the year 2011 to include 90 employees, 52 of whom are male and 38 female.

 

Indicators for measuring the program’s performance

Indicator for measuring performance

Year

Value

Real value

 

2010

Targeted value

 

2011

Primary self-evaluation

2011

Targeted value

 

2012

2013

2014

1

Number of yearly cultural productions

2009

282

282

350

350

360

380

390

2

Number of yearly cultural productions in children

2009

85

85

105

105

114

117

200

Provisions for the cultural development program distributed as per activities and projects

(in Dinar)

Activities and projects

Real

2010

Estimate

2011

Reconsidered

2011

Estimate 2102

Indicator

 

2013

2014

Ongoing Expenses

774,866

767,500

757,000

772,000

794,000

819,000

601

Directorate of cultural development

605,166

667,500

657,000

672,000

694,000

719,000

602

Supporting cultural activities and creativity

605,166

667,500

657,000

672,000

694,000

719,000

Capital expenses

4,293,709

8,173,000

7,753,000

4,905,000

3,645,000

3,445,000

001

The project of managing cultural development program

39,185

40,000

30,000

75,000

75,000

75,000

002

Establishing a cultural centre in Mi’an

747,721

3,000,000

3,000,000

200,000

100,000

100,000

003

Establishing a cultural centre in Arid

750,000

775,000

775,000

1,060,000

300,000

150,000

006

Establishing cultural centres in provinces

15,000

180,000

180,000

0

0

0

007

Completing King Abdallah II Cultural Centre

42,970

0

0

0

0

0

009

Publishing artistic and cultural productions and supporting creativity

749,810

900,000

900,000

800,000

800,000

800,000

010

Cultural and youth activities

799,514

1,040,000

1,035,000

670,000

720,000

720,000

011

Jordanian cultural cities

749,603

750,000

745,000

700,000

725,000

725,000

015

Cultural and literary festivals

399,906

350,000

350,000

850,000

850,000

850,000

016

Writing the history of the Jordanian Hashemite Kingdom from its political, economic, social, and military aspects

0

738,000

338,000

400,000

0

0

017

The Museum of Political Life

0

400,000

400,000

150,000

75,000

25,000

Program/Budget

4,293,709

8,173,000

7,753,000

4,905,000

3,645,000

3,445,000

Total of programs

5,068,575

8,940,500

8,510,000

5,677,000

4,439,000

4,264,000

                                   

 

 

 

The Ministry of Culture also has a breakdown of the expenditure on the different cultural centres in different cities around Jordan.

 

Provisions for capital projects as per programs

Program

Projects

Real

Estimate

Reconsidered

Estimate

Indicator

Indicator

2010

2011

2011

2012

2013

2014

4901

001

Management project

45,901

75,000

65,000

70,000

70,000

70,000

Total of program

45,901

75,000

65,000

70,000

70,000

70,000

4905

001

Managing the oil  development program 

 

40,000

30,000

75,000

75,000

75,000

002

Establishing a cultural centre in Mi’an

747,721

3,000,000

3,000,000

200,000

100,000

100,000

003

Establishing a cultural centre in Arid

750,000

775,000

775,000

1,060,000

300,000

150,000

006

Establishing oil centres in provinces

15,000

180,000

180,000

0

0

0

007

Completing King Abdallah II Cultural Centre

42,970

0

0

0

0

0

009

Publishing  artistic and cultural production and supporting creativity

749,810

900,000

900,000

800,000

800,000

800,000

010

Cultural and youth actors and activities

799,514

1,040,000

1,035,000

670,000

720,000

720,000

011

Jordanian cultural cities

749,603

750,000

745,000

700,000

725,000

725,000

015

Cultural and literary festivals and actors

399,906

350,000

350,000

850,000

850,000

850,000

016

Writing the history of the Jordanian Hashemite Kingdom from its political, economic, social, and military aspects

0

738,000

338,000

400,000

0

0

017

The Museum of Political Life

0

400,000

400,000

150,000

75,000

25,000

Total of programs

4,293,709

8,173,000

7,753,000

4,905,000

3,645,000

3,445,000

4910

001

Managing the Royal Cultural Centre program

192,963

500,000

350,000

350,000

350,000

350,000

Total of programs

192,963

500,000

350,000

350,000

350,000

350,000

Total

4,532,573

8,748,000

8,168,000

5,325,000

5,065,000

3,865,000

 


[1]Ministry of Planning and International Relations annual expenditure report 2007 - 2009


Chapter published: 04-05-2016


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