Description of Project

The overall aim of the Capacity Building Programme is to equip councillors with basic technical knowledge and skills to satisfactory perform their duties as members and chairpersons of Urban Councils, Commissions, Committees and Boards. It is designed to fit the Zimbabwean local government context, and focus on practical applications with case studies, micro project work and be action- and output-oriented.

The programme targets 140 councillors from urban councils in all provinces except Harare and Bulawayo and comprises 5 modules, including “Good Governance in Local Government”, Financial Management for members of Finance Committees, Audit Committees and Procurement Boards or; Urban Planning, Infrastructure and Public Works for members of Public Works Committees or Town Planning Committees. Members of Social Committees, Housing Committees and Public Works Committees will be invited to the Housing, Health and Education module. The Environmental Management and Waste Management module will see members of Environment and Waste Committees as participants.

The training is managed in close cooperation with UCAZ the Urban Council Association in Zimbabwe and implemented by local trainers and resource persons.

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  • Project management (in cooperation with SIPU who is lead)
  • Training management (planning, implementation, evaluation, follow-up of training programme)

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  • 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
  • Safer Cities Completed Projects Local democracy and governance

    This pre-study focussed on urban security and safety and how this could be incorporated in a city-to-city cooperation. The pre-study included a needs assessment and listing of good practices, and described a generic outline for a programme (“City-to-City Cooperation”), including exchange between participating cities, peer-to-peer work and project design and implementation based

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    Countries
    Global
    Origin of founding
    UN-HABITAT
    Budget
    40 000 EUR
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    100%
    Duration
    2008-2009
  • Study for the Revised Swedish Country Strategy for Colombia Completed Projects Local democracy and governance

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    Countries
    Colombia
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    265 000 SEK
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    100 %
  • Support to the Decentralisation Process and the Rwandan Association of Local Authorities Completed Projects Local democracy and governance

    The aim was to support the decentralisation process, and thereby the quality of governance. Key components: Strategic advice and training to the Decentralisations Management Unit of the Rwandan Ministry for Local Government and Social Affairs Support to the developing of the Rwandan Association of Local Authorities – RALGA. Training of officials and

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    Countries
    Rwanda
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    5 100 000 EUR
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    55 %
    Partners / Consortium
    SIPU International
    Duration
    2002-2006
  • Supporting the Government of Viet Nam Visioning Process and Setting the Visioning Roadmap Completed Projects Local and regional development Local democracy and governance

    The project is conducted by SKL International and Public Administration International (PAI). The main objectives of the project are to carry out the renovation for improving the public management performance efficiency and effectiveness of the Government of Viet Nam in the context of global integration and transition into a market economy through identifying the vision to 2020 and setting the road map for visioning.

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    Countries
    Vietnam
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    EUR 132 368
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    10%
    Partners / Consortium
    Public Adminstration Internationl (PAI)
    Duration
    2012-2013
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    DAAC supported the Albanian Association of Communes (AAC) to set up sustainable structures and systems to become an efficient and effective organization that represents and provides services to rural local authorities in Albania. The overall rationale of the phase-out is to further strengthen AAC to become financially and operationally self-sufficient, whilst also

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    Countries
    Albania
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    3 000 000 EUR
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    40% (implementation phase), 100% (phase-out)
    Partners / Consortium
    VNG and FLAG (implementation phase)
    Duration
    2004 -2012
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    To support Turkish municipalities and their interest organisation Union of Municipalities of Turkey (UMT) in the process of preparations for EU membership. Development of partnerships between UMT and the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, and six partnerships of Swedish and Turkish municipalities. Actions to develop UMT as the interest and

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    Turkey
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    22 100 000 SEK
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    100 %
    Partners / Consortium
    UMT - Union of Municipalities of Turkey
    Duration
    2006-2010
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    The aim of the Transformed Iraqi Local Governance (TRIG) preparatory project is to establish a sustainable support framework for development of capacity of sub-national governments in Dohuk, Salahuddin and Al-Qadisiyah provinces – at governorate, district and sub-district levels. The immediate project objective is “Established entry points to building capacity in sub-national governments

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    Iraq
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    1 000 000 EUR
    Duration
    2010-2011
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