Pre-study and project development in Cuba

As the first concrete assignment in the framework of the new Swedish international development co-operation strategy with Cuba, the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and regions (SALAR) and SKL International have been commissioned by Sida to share experiences in the field of local governance with Cuban counterparts in the framework of a co-operation project.

The Cuban Government is in a process of screening examples and experiences of socioeconomic models and strategies with internationally recognized efficiency in local policies. In the case of Sweden, the Cuban government has expressed a special interest on Swedish experience in matters of organization and general functions of the local governments. The project context is that SALAR is requested to share these experiences with relevant Cuban counterparts.

On the one hand, the co-operation project includes an information sharing mission to Cuba, which was carried of by SKL International in November 2016. Topics addrssed during the mission included:

  • Description of different levels of government
  • Relationships between central and local governments
  • Strategies for local development
  • Relationships between elected assemblies and executive levels
  • Measuring efficiency of public services and accountability of public officials
  • Urban and rural planning and development

The project also entails a study visit to Sweden by a Cuban delegation during the first quarter of 2017, to further study areas of particular interest for the co-operation.

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  • SymbioCity Approach 2.0 Local and regional development Ongoing Projects

    The global SymbioCity Approach 2.0 programme is based on the SymbioCity Approach concept and methodology, which has been developed by SKL International on behalf of the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR) since 2010. The SymbioCity Approach supports cities in planning sustainably and identifying inclusive and innovative solutions to urban challenges through synergies between different urban systems. The approach is largely founded on practical experience and expertise from Swedish local governments.

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    Project details

    Countries
    Global
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    5 445 872 EURO
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    100%
    Duration
    2015-2021
  • Fortalecimiento Institucional Ciudadano para el Desarrollo Territorial (FOINCIDE) Local and regional development Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery Ongoing Projects

    The project sets out a 2.5 year intervention that aims to improve the prospects for peace and sustainable development in Colombia through greater inclusion, accountability and equity at the local level. A large degree of the project will focus on DNP and national policies. The national policy work will be complemented by on-the-ground interventions within a suggested number of four pilot municipalities.

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    Project details

    Countries
    Colombia
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    2 496 845 EURO
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    100%
    Duration
    2016-2018
  • Pre-study and project development in Cuba Local and regional development Municipal management and service delivery Ongoing Projects

    As the first concrete assignment in the framework of the new Swedish international development co-operation strategy with Cuba, the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and regions (SALAR) and SKL International have been commissioned by Sida to share experiences in the field of local governance with Cuban counterparts in the framework of a co-operation project.

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    Project details

    Countries
    Cuba
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    1 500 000 SEK
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    100%
    Duration
    2016-2017
  • U-LEAD with Europe: Ukraine Local Empowerment, Accountability and Development Programme Decentralisation Local and regional development Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery Ongoing Projects

    SKL International is implementing the project U-LEAD component 2, Inception phase, in support of the decentralisation process in Ukraine. The project, which will run from October 2016 through December 2017, will pilot the design, set up and management of administrative service centres, and also support awareness raising and communication, citizen participation and cooperation between municipalities in Ukraine.

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    Project details

    Countries
    Ukraine
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    42 694 600 SEK
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    94%
    Duration
    2016-2017
  • Kenya SymbioCity Programme Decentralisation Local and regional development Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery Ongoing Projects

    The Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR) and the Kenyan Council of Governors (COG) are starting up a multi-year programme focused on sustainable urban development in Kenya. The Kenya SymbioCity Programme will build the capacity of urban development stakeholders to guide Kenyan urban development in a more sustainable direction. The programme will be implemented as a joint partnership between SALAR and COG.

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    Project details

    Countries
    Kenya
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    4 970 000 Euro
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    100%
    Partners / Consortium
    Council of Governors (CoG)
    Duration
    2015-2018
  • Tunisian Local Governance Pilot Project (TLG2P) Completed Projects Decentralisation Local and regional development Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery Ongoing Projects

    TLG2P aims to contribute to enhanced local governance in Tunisia through the cooperation of SKL International with the National Federation of Tunisian Cities (FNVT), the Directorate General of Local Authorities (DGCL, Ministry of Interior) and the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR). The objectives aim to mobilise Tunisian local actors in national dialogue on decentralisation,

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    Project details

    Countries
    Tunisia
    Origin of founding
    SIDA
    Budget
    7 307 500
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    100%
    Duration
    2013-2014
  • Capacity Strengthening for Administrative Decentralization Completed Projects Decentralisation Local and regional development Local democracy and governance

    The overall objective was to facilitate the decentralisation process in Croatia originating from the adaptation to EU-legislation. The specific objectives of the project were: Improved overall institutional and legal framework of the decentralisation process Improved overall coordination and monitoring of the decentralisation process Strengthened administrative capacity of public servants at lower levels

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    Project details

    Countries
    Croatia
    Origin of founding
    EC
    Budget
    1 200 000 EUR
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    5 %
    Partners / Consortium
    CON Institute (DE)
    Duration
    2006-2008
  • Consolidation Philippine Local Government Associations (COPLOGA) Completed Projects Local and regional development Municipal management and service delivery

    The project supported a consolidation of of Local Government Leagues (Regional municipal associations) in the Philippines. This was the last project of a collaboration that lasted for 15 years starting by support in establishing an association at national level (Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines – ULAP) for municipal collaboration and

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    Project details

    Countries
    The Philippines
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Duration
    2006-2008
  • 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
  • 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
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