Description of Project

The assignment included an analysis of possible approaches which interlink decentralization efforts on national, county and local levels.

Context of the decentralisaiton process:

  • Undeveloped infrastructure and means of communication, low level of education, high level of corruption, lack of capacity in public institutions.
  • Highly centralised – a lot of power vested in the President
  • Few elected officials
  • Many administrative levels at local level but no local governance
  • County and cities are presently the only entities with potential of self governance and of delivering services.

Conclusions from the Study

Decentralisation capacity building efforts need to prepare for a political decision-making environment

  • Cities are potentially important actors for the decentralisation process and Liberia’s development but have so far been more or less neglected in this process.

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  • Decentralisation and Local Development Programme (MAM II) Completed Projects Decentralisation Local and regional development Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery

    MAM II aimed at providing high quality support to the Ministry of Local Administration and Municipalities, helping Syrian cities and the Ministry face the new challenges and improve their ways of working. The project focused on local and regional economic and social development.

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    Project details

    Countries
    Syria
    Origin of founding
    EU
    Budget
    6 900 000 EUR
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    7,2 %
    Partners / Consortium
    Sofreco, WYG International, GOPA
    Duration
    2010-2014
  • Turkish Swedish Partnership for Local Governance (TUSELOG) Completed Projects Decentralisation EU Integration Local and regional development Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery

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    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 Completed Projects Decentralisation EU Integration Local and regional development Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery

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    Countries
    Serbia
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    19 800 000 SEK
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    60%
    Duration
    2011-2014
  • Evaluation of the Olof Palme Center Iraq Programme Completed Projects Decentralisation

    The objective for the evaluation was to establish and analyse the outcomes in relations to the objectives set by the programme. As part of that task the evaluation was to assess the quality and outcomes of the model used for support; and taking account of the full chain of actors down to

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    Project details

    Countries
    Iraq
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    60 000 EUR
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    80 %
    Partners / Consortium
    Just Read Group
    Duration
    2007-2007
  • Further Support to the Association of Kosovo Municipalities Completed Projects Decentralisation

    The project aimed at further strengthening the institutional capacity of the Association of Kosovo Municipalities as an effective forum to enhance inter-municipal cooperation and dialogue with the central level government. The main components were: Strengthen the institutional development of the AMK in order to ensure delivery of high quality services to its

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    Countries
    Kosovo
    Origin of founding
    EU Cards
    Budget
    748 000 EUR
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    7 %
    Partners / Consortium
    VNG (lead), LGBI, Eurecna, REA Prishtina
    Duration
    2006-2008
  • GAP, Governance Accountability Project Completed Projects Decentralisation Local and regional development

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    Countries
    Bosnia & Herzegovina
    Origin of founding
    USAID and Sida
    Budget
    20 million USD
    Partners / Consortium
    DAI, U.S., AED U.S. and SALA IDA
    Duration
    2004-2008
  • Gender Mainstreaming and Decentralisation in Lithuania Completed Projects Decentralisation Local democracy and governance

    The project aimed at gender-mainstreaming the decision-making process in two pilot municipalities in Lithuania. The project was carried out together with the Equal Opportunities Ombudsman Office of Lithuania with focus on: Recommendations on production of gender statistics on municipal level Increased user competence in use of gender statistics on municipal level One

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    Project details

    Countries
    Lithuania
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    170 500 EUR
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    100 %
    Duration
    2003-2005
  • Local Democracy and Self-Governance in North-Western Russia (Several projects) Completed Projects Decentralisation Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery

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    Countries
    Russia
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Duration
    2000-2006
  • LODLOG South Africa (Local Democracy and Local Governance) Completed Projects Decentralisation Local and regional development Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery

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    Countries
    South Africa
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    8 500 000 SEK
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    100 %
    Partners / Consortium
    SALGA
    Duration
    2006-2008
  • Monitoring of Capacity Development of the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities (SCTM) Phase II Completed Projects Decentralisation EU Integration

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    Countries
    Serbia
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    32 000 EUR
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    100 %
    Duration
    2009-2010
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