Description of Project

LODLOG (Local Democracy and Local Governance) is a training programme addressing the poor service delivery in South African municipalities and aims at building capacity among municipal officers and local politicians to adapt the service delivery to the current needs as well as to roll out service delivery. Some of the main learning objectives were:

  • To be able to understand new, efficient and effective methods for service delivery in a municipal setting
  • To be able to understand, transfer and to practice better project cycle management

Further to traditional learning methods the participants designed and carried out projects based on their respective municipality’s Integrated Development Plan (IDPs).

In 2008 the overall management of the programme was transferred to SALGA (South African Local Government Association), whereby SKL International’s continued role was as contributor of international expertise.

Description of Services provided

  • Capacity-building
  • Training/coaching/facilitation
  • Training management

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  • NAMLOG – Capacity Building Programme to Support Local Governance in Namibia Completed Projects Decentralisation Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery

    NAMLOG is a training programme that builds competence of state, regional and local officials and politicians in local democracy and governance to establish a joint platform for further decentralisation in Namibia. Programme components include Competence development of state, regional and local officials and politicians Improved capacity of ALAN as a network node

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    Project details

    Countries
    Namibia
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    3 650 000 SEK
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    100 %
    Partners / Consortium
    ALAN (Association of Local Authorities in Namibia)
    Duration
    2009-2011
  • P3: Partnership/Participation/Progress Completed Projects Decentralisation Local and regional development Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery

    P3 is a partnership between the Associations for Local Authorities in Sweden, Namibia, South Africa and Botswana. The purpose is to assist the partner association in supporting their members’ efforts to better serve their citizens – through creating a fertile ground for economic development, improved financial management and improved service oriented culture.

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    Countries
    Botswana, Namibia, Regional, South Africa
    Origin of founding
    EU, Sida
    Budget
    2 800 000 EUR
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    18 %
    Partners / Consortium
    SALGA, ALAN, BALA
    Duration
    2009-2012
  • Pre-study of Local Governance in Iraq (2008) and Feasibility Study (2009) Completed Projects Decentralisation Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery

    The pre-study of local/regional democratic governance and infrastructure support in Iraq served as part of the input for the Swedish cooperation strategy process for Iraq. The pre-study included interviews with Iraqi government officials, NGOs and media in all 18 provinces of Iraq. Further details and recommendations for the support were developed in

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    Countries
    Iraq
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    200 000 EUR
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    80 %
    Partners / Consortium
    Just Read Group / IRFAD
    Duration
    2008-2009
  • Programme Design of Decentralization Support in Liberia Completed Projects Decentralisation Local democracy and governance

    The overall purpose of the assignment is to formulate a programme document in support of the implementation and monitoring of the Government’s deconcentration and decentralization plan in Liberia. Decentralization is central to the on-going peace building, governance reforms and poverty reduction programmes of Liberia.

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    Countries
    Liberia
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    EUR 94 000
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    100
    Duration
    2012-2013
  • SARDP – Sida-Amhara Rural Development Programme Completed Projects Decentralisation Municipal management and service delivery

    SARDP is a programme for rural development with the purpose of strengthening the local levels of the Amhara Region in Ethiopia. SARDP supports and facilitates local government activities, in particular the decentralization of planning, decision making and resource allocations rights from the regional to the local levels (woreda and kebele). Specific issues

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    Project details

    Countries
    Ethiopia
    Partners / Consortium
    Orgut Consulting AB
    Duration
    2004-2008
  • Strengthening Local Self Government Completed Projects Decentralisation

    The project included eight different modalities of change management that all toghether were aimed at promoting a model for merging municipalities. The size of municipalities is too small in Ukraine and this is considered to hamper a decentralisation process in the country. The overarching objective of the project to achieve an amalgamation

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    Countries
    Ukraine
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    8 460 000 SEK
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    100 %
    Partners / Consortium
    Irpen region
    Duration
    2001-2004
  • Study on Decentralisation Process in Liberia Completed Projects Decentralisation

    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

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    Countries
    Liberia
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    220 000 SEK
    Duration
    2009-2010
  • Support to Decentralization Policy Completed Projects Decentralisation

    Ministry of Local Government in Botswana has contracted SKL International to provide a national decentralization policy and implementation framework. The project includes consultation with stakeholders and close collaboration with relevant line ministries as well as the President’s Office. The project will to large extent be implemented in Botswana.

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    Countries
    Botswana
    Origin of founding
    Ministry of Local Government in Botswana
    Budget
    SEK 650 000
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    100 %
    Duration
    2009-2012
  • Support to Public Administration Reform – Fiscal Decentralisation 2005-2006 Completed Projects Decentralisation Municipal management and service delivery

    SKL International was assigned to support the Ministry of Finance with carrying out the fiscal decentralization process, with a special focus on the legislation and effects regarding: Shared taxes (Decentralization of tax funds to self-governing entities) Local Taxes (Imposed by municipalities and regions) The project as such contained five components: Development of

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    Project details

    Countries
    Slovak Republic
    Origin of founding
    EU / Phare
    Budget
    631 000 EUR
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    25 %
    Partners / Consortium
    Ministry of Interior, Slovak Republic Ministry of Finance Slovak Republic, CNFPT, France, Fed State of Bavaria
    Duration
    2005-2006
  • Support to the Development of Local Self Government in Georgia (2nd phase) Completed Projects Decentralisation Local and regional development

    The project aimed at further support to development of practical, democratic and transparent local self-governance in Georgia. The project comprised: Training of local politicians and officials in the areas of management, information/communication and finance Support of the legislation, including establishment of legislative base for planned administrative-territorial reforms, including budgetary regulations, regulations of

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    Countries
    Georgia
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Duration
    2002-2003
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