• 09 October 2014

    SKL International hosts high-level delegation from Myanmar to study multi-level governance and decentralized public administration systems

    During 27 September – 3 October, a high-level delegation from Myanmar visited Sweden, supported under the UNDP Myanmar and its targeted program for strengthening institutions in local governance and decentralization. The group composed of 16 delegates including the Deputy Minister of Home Affairs […]

  • 01 October 2014

    Mashrek regional seminar for regional and local authorities

    SKL International’s MENA regional office was co-host, together with Cités Unies France (CUF) and United Cities and Local Government (UCLG), for a seminar involving local and regional authorities from the Mashrek region in Amman during 24 – 25 September.

  • 01 October 2014

    Institutional and organisational capacity assessment of Ministry of Interior and Governorate Development Units in Jordan

    SKL International recently completed a 5-month assignment (April – August 2014), as part of the EU project Promoting Local Economic Development in Jordan (PLEDJ). The project is being implemented at the central level by the Local Development Directorate […]

  • 29 September 2014

    Serbian municipalities prepare for EU accession

    In order to help and encourage the municipalities to organize this work, SCTM, the Serbian Standing Conference for Towns and Municipalities, arranged a conference in Belgrade on 25 September on “Establishment of institutional mechanisms for EU-affairs in the municipalities”. […]

  • 28 September 2014

    Support to decentralisation in Ukraine

    In September 2014, the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR) signed an agreement with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) to support the decentralization process in Ukraine through a 3, 5 years long project […]

  • 26 September 2014

    Snapshots from Iraqi colleagues visiting Sweden

    During the last week of August, a group of elected representatives and senior managers from the social care sector in Diwaniyah visited Göteborg and Stockholm. Here are some snapshots from the visit!

  • 15 September 2014

    Ekonomi/bolagsassistent sökes

    Vi omorganiserar vår verksamhet och har skapat en delvis ny kombinationstjänst för en ekonomiassistent som också ska ta hand om bolagsgemensam administration. För tjänsten söker vi en gymnasieekonom med viss erfarenhet av redovisningsprocessens olika moment.

  • 03 September 2014

    SKL International in Kyrgyzstan

    SKL International carried out its first evaluation mission in Kyrgyzstan during 8 – 19 August. The assignment included a review of the performance of the joint Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) / Department for International Development (DfID) project “Strengthen Voice and Accountability: citizens participation in budgetary process” (VAP).

  • 29 August 2014

    Local decision makers from Iraq in Sweden

    “We have noticed how vital it is with a continuous dialogue, not just between central and local decision makers, but also between elected representatives and the executive organs of the province. The lack of dialogue risks creating conflicts or misunderstandings that in the end will be a threat to the most vulnerable groups” says Ms Zainab Al-Abedi, head of the women’s committee in the Diwaniyah provincial council.

  • 22 August 2014

    Strategic planning and leadership in UMT

    The Union of Municipalities of Turkey started its strategic planning work, after UMT General Assembly meeting on June 4, 2014 that was held following to the general local elections in Turkey. A working group that consists of UMT experts was established for preparation of the Plan, which will cover the term 2014-2019.