Ongoing projects around the world

Projects from all around the world

  • The SymbioCity Approach: Conceptual Framework for Sustainable Urban Development in Low and Middle Income Countries Local and regional development Ongoing Projects

    With the increasing scale of urban growth – especially in transition and developing countries – there is an immense need for more holistic planning and governance of urban development, including environmental system solutions. The Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR) has been commissioned by Sida (the Swedish International Development Cooperation

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    Project details

    Countries
    Global
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    14 000 000 SEK
    Partners / Consortium
    n/a (or ICLD, UN-Habitat, local authorities etc)
    Duration
    2010-2013
  • Governance in Social Care Iraq Local and regional development Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery Ongoing Projects

    SKL International works in partnership with two governorates in Iraq – Al Qaddissiyah and Dohuk. The aim of the partnership is to support strengthened governance and management in the social care sector by addressing issues of service provision and service quality, accessibility, accountability, responsiveness, effectiveness, and coordination-cooperation between legislative and executive powers at sub-national level. The ambition of the project is to work with small-scale, step by step, practical, and tangible improvements in the way decision-makers and officials, organisations, and institutions are functioning and interacting in the two governorates.

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    Project details

    Countries
    Iraq
    Origin of founding
    Sida/SALAR
    Budget
    33 589 746 SEK
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    100%
    Partners / Consortium
    Iraqi Research Foundation for Analysis and Development (IRFAD)
    Duration
    2012-2017
  • Turkish Swedish Partnership for Local Governance (TUSELOG) Decentralisation EU Integration Local and regional development Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery Ongoing Projects

    The overall objective of the TUSELOG project is to contribute to enhanced local governance in Turkey. SKL International cooperates with the Union of Municipalities of Turkey (UMT) and the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR), with the purpose of strengthening UMT organisational capacity, lobbying/service capacity and EU integration capacity as well as to improve municipal capacity to provide services through municipal partnership networks and strengthened capacity in Turkish municipalities.

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    Project details

    Countries
    Turkey
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    EUR 4 859 748
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    100%
    Duration
    2011-2015
  • Support to local governments in Serbia in the EU integration process Decentralisation EU Integration Local and regional development Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery Ongoing Projects

    SKL International is implementing a project based on a partnership between the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities (SCTM) and the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR). The overall objective of the project is to contribute to strengthened democracy, equitable and sustainable development in relation to local governance and closer ties between Serbia and EU and the purpose is to strengthen the capacity of Local Governments to respond to EU accession requirements through enhanced effectiveness of SCTM to support members´ interests and development.

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    Project details

    Countries
    Serbia
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    19 800 000 SEK
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    60%
    Duration
    2011-2014
  • SymbioCity Borås-Palu cooperation Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery Ongoing Projects

    The SymbioCity approach is an integrated and holistic attitude to urban development, with particular focus on the environmental aspects and with clear links to economic and socio-cultural dimensions and how they are affected by the urban environment. The project is an application of the SymbioCity approach, where the Swedish municipality of Borås and the municipality of Palu in Indonesia will implement the different steps and phases in the approach, together with the Ministry of Public Works and other local stakeholders.

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    Project details

    Countries
    Indonesia
    Origin of founding
    Sida/SALAR
    Budget
    3 900 000 SEK
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    100%
    Partners / Consortium
    Municipalities of Borås and Palu
    Duration
    2012-2013
  • SymbioCity Pilot Project in Duyun, China Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery Ongoing Projects

    The SymbioCity Pilot Project in Duyun has the overall objective to contribute to enhanced capacity of local governments in China in terms of sustainable urban development and citizen service provision. The project consists of two parts. The first is a pilot application of the SymbioCity approach, a conceptual framework for sustainable urban development. SymbioCity builds upon an integrated and holistic approach to urban development with particular focus on the environmental aspects, as well as clear links to economic and socio-cultural dimensions within the physical/spatial built environment. The second part of the project is an implementation of the Citizen Service Centre (CSC) concept.

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    Project details

    Countries
    China
    Origin of founding
    Sida/SALAR
    Budget
    6 550 000 SEK
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    100%
    Partners / Consortium
    China Association of Mayors (CAM), Municipalities of Duyun, China and Eskilstuna, Sweden
    Duration
    2012-2013
  • Probolinggo-Helsingborg SymbioCity Cooperation Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery Ongoing Projects

    The project consists of a cooperation between the municipalities of Probolinggo, Indonesia and Helsingborg, Sweden. The overall objective is to improve capacity, knowledge and prerequisites for urban sustainability in Probolinggo as well as in Helsingborg by providing opportunity to learn and apply methodologies and tools for sustainable urban solutions, ultimately contributing to improved living conditions for the two municipalities’ inhabitants. The project centers on the SymbioCity Approach, a conceptual framework for sustainable urban development which will be applied in Probolinggo.

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    Project details

    Countries
    Indonesia
    Origin of founding
    Sida/SALAR/Municipality of Probolinggo/Indonesian Ministry of Public Works
    Budget
    4 900 000 SEK
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    100%
    Partners / Consortium
    Municipalities of Probolinggo and Helsingborg
    Duration
    2012-2013
  • Intensifying and Deepening of Efforts in Creation of Local Self-Governance in Belarus Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery Ongoing Projects

    The project aims to contribute to the development of good governance and civil society participation in Belarus. Focus is on three main project components: Developing methods for participatory governance through territorial local self-governance units/sub-municipal governance units; Debureaucratisation and improved access to public services through developing improved one-stop-shop solutions; Cooperation between local self-government

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    Project details

    Countries
    Belarus
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    EUR 1 200 000
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    100%
    Duration
    2009-2013
  • LODLOG – Training Programme for Local Democracy and Local Governance Local and regional development Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery Ongoing Projects

    The LODLOG programme is a continuation of a long-lasting partnership between SKL International and The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) that started in year 2005. In September 2009, Sida commissioned SKL International to design, develop and implement an additional training programme on Local Democracy and Local Governance (LODLOG), targeting municipal leadership. The overall objective is to contribute to enhanced capacity of local government in South Africa in dealing with its responsibilities through the stimulation of long-term relationships with their sister organizations in Sweden.

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    Project details

    Countries
    South Africa
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    EUR 420 000
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    100%
    Partners / Consortium
    South African Local Government Association (SALGA)
    Duration
    2009-2013
  • Technical Assistance in Danish Support to the Albanian Ombudsman EU Integration Local and regional development Local democracy and governance Ongoing Projects

    In cooperation with SIPU International and the Danish Institute for Human Rights, SKL International is carrying out a consultancy assignment for the Danish Support to the Albanian Ombudsman project. Democratic reform is critical to Albania’s transition to rule of law and the EU has identified an effective Ombudsman as an important step towards Albanian EU candidate status. The overall objective of the project is to strengthen the capacity of the Albanian Ombudsman to enable more efficient service delivery of its established mandates.

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    Project details

    Countries
    Albania
    Origin of founding
    Danish International Development Agency (Danida)
    Budget
    10 000 000 SEK
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    20%
    Partners / Consortium
    SIPU International, Danish Institute for Human Rights
    Duration
    2012-2015
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