Description of Project

This project has the overall aim of preparing Serbian local authorities for EU accession, with improved conditions for high-quality services, enhanced dialogue with stakeholders and more efficient local administrations. It continues the successful partnership between the Serbian and Swedish local government associations, Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities (SCTM) and SALAR/SKL, between 2011 and 2015.

As Serbia approaches a potential date for EU accession there is a need for municipalities and the local government association SCTM to prepare. Higher-quality services, enhanced dialogue with stakeholders and more efficient local administrations will be essential if the country is to meet EU standards and make the most of the opportunities that accession will bring.

Description of Services provided

The project provides direct technical support to selected Serbian municipalities and contributes to strengthening the SCTM as an organization. The hands on municipal support aims to upgrade local governments’ ability to service citizens and implement aspects of the EU acquis in the areas of

• Environmental protection and
• Emergency preparedness

Municipal packages are tailored according to local needs and implemented with the help of national and international experts.

Capacity building of SCTM is focused on financial sustainability and reducing donor dependency, and ability to effectively channel the voices of local governments towards higher levels of policy makers.

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  • 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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    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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    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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    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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    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
  • Capacity Building for Local Self Governenance in Mongolia II Completed Projects Decentralisation Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery

    The project was directed to the Cabinet secretariat of Mongolia and consisted of: Training of Mongolian central and local trainers and development of qualified training materials Local training programmes for members of Local Councils and managers in all Mongolian Local Authorities Support to Mongolian Association of Local Authorities, MALA and its Newspaper

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    Countries
    Mongolia
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    1 252 000 EUR
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    30 %
    Partners / Consortium
    SIPU International
    Duration
    2000 -2004
  • Support to Decentralisation in Ukraine Decentralisation Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery Ongoing Projects

    The support to Decentralization Project in Ukraine (2014-2017), is a long term project commitment, focusing on support to key government stakeholders within the scope of the comprehensive on-going decentralization reforms in Ukraine. The DSP interventions addresses needs and priorities in particular fields of the reform, and provides advisory, analytical and capacity building support to both national and local key stakeholders.

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    Countries
    Ukraine
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    31 750 000 SEK
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    100%
    Partners / Consortium
    MinReg, MinEdu, MinFin, CSI
    Duration
    2014-2017
  • Tunisia Local Governance Project (TLGP) Decentralisation Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery Ongoing Projects

    The Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR) and its subsidiary, SKL International, are implementing a two-year project, in cooperation with the National Federation of Tunisian Cities (FNVT) and the Tunisian Ministry of Local Affairs (MoLA). The Tunisia Local Governance Project (TLGP) is funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) and is a continuation of the Tunisia Local Governance Pilot Project (TLG2P), implemented between August 2013 and October 2014.

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    Countries
    Tunisia
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    24 790 000 SEK
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    100%
    Duration
    2015-2017
  • Support to Serbian Municipalities on the Road to EU Accession EU Integration Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery Ongoing Projects

    The project provides direct technical support to selected Serbian municipalities and contributes to strengthening the Serbian local government association, SCTM, as an organization. The hands on municipal support aims to upgrade local governments’ ability to service citizens and implement aspects of the EU acquis in the areas of environmental protection and emergency preparedness. The overall aim is to prepare Serbian local authorities for EU accession, with improved conditions for high-quality services, enhanced dialogue with stakeholders and more efficient local administrations.

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    Countries
    Serbia
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    32 233 671 SEK
    Duration
    2016-2020
  • 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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    Countries
    Tunisia
    Origin of founding
    SIDA
    Budget
    7 307 500
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    100%
    Duration
    2013-2014
  • 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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    Countries
    The Philippines
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Duration
    2006-2008
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