Description of Project

The project aims to contribute to the development of good governance and civil society participation in Belarus. Focus is on three main project components:

  • Developing methods for participatory governance through territorial local self-governance units/sub-municipal governance units;
  • Debureaucratisation and improved access to public services through developing improved one-stop-shop solutions;
  • Cooperation between local self-government units through a national level body, providing collaboration and support.

The project builds on a partnership with national and local level actors as well as with research institutes and civil society organisations. At the basis is a bottom-up, participatory approach to development of good governance. Methods and models are piloted in select Belarusian localities, and dispersed nation-wide in the concluding quarter of the project. The project uses technical assistance and small-grants mechanisms for the implementation of new concepts and methods.

SKL International coordinates and monitors the activities, with extensive field presence, provides technical expertise and organises trainings and study visits.

Description of Services provided

  • Baseline Studies
  • Research and policy advice
  • Manuals and collection of best practices
  • Training and capacity building
  • Study visits
  • Technical Assistance
  • Small grants mechanism

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  • Intensifying and Deepening of Efforts in Creation of Local Self-Governance in Belarus Completed Projects Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery

    The project aims to contribute to the development of good governance and civil society participation in Belarus. Focus is on three main project components: Developing methods for participatory governance through territorial local self-governance units/sub-municipal governance units; Debureaucratisation and improved access to public services through developing improved one-stop-shop solutions; Cooperation between local self-government

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    Project details

    Countries
    Belarus
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    EUR 1 200 000
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    100%
    Duration
    2009-2013
  • LODLOG – Training Programme for Local Democracy and Local Governance Completed Projects Local and regional development Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery

    The LODLOG programme is a continuation of a long-lasting partnership between SKL International and The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) that started in year 2005. In September 2009, Sida commissioned SKL International to design, develop and implement an additional training programme on Local Democracy and Local Governance (LODLOG), targeting municipal leadership. The overall objective is to contribute to enhanced capacity of local government in South Africa in dealing with its responsibilities through the stimulation of long-term relationships with their sister organizations in Sweden.

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    Countries
    South Africa
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    EUR 420 000
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    100%
    Partners / Consortium
    South African Local Government Association (SALGA)
    Duration
    2009-2013
  • E-Learning Programme: The SymbioCity Approach – Capacity Development for Urban Sustainability Completed Projects Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery

    The project is an e-learning programme, conducted by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and SKL International. The overall objective is to contribute to sustainable urban development by supplying urban planners and technicians as well as local government politicians with knowledge, tools and methodologies that can enhance their capacity to build sustainable urban environments. The project centers on the SymbioCity Approach, a conceptual framework for sustainable urban development with particular focus on the environmental aspects, as well as clear links to economic and socio-cultural dimensions within the physical/spatial built environment.

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    Countries
    Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    EUR 194 463
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    65%
    Partners / Consortium
    United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
    Duration
    2011-2013
  • EDASI – Needs assessment of capacity and institutional support to municipalities in Estonia and Sweden Completed Projects Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery

    EDASI is a feasibility study aimed at assess training needs and conceptualize a support framework for training. The research will mainly be done in Estonia but the follow-on project proposal will include the Swedish municipalities at the same level of support. The project is also including a build-up of Estonian-Swedish collaboration.

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    Countries
    Estonia
    Budget
    SEK 300 000
    Duration
    2009-2010
  • Institutional Co-operation between CAM and SALAR Completed Projects Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery

    The Institutional co-operation project between SKL/SKL International and the China Association of Mayors (CAM) aims to equip CAM with tools and knowledge that can enhance its role as a representative of local governments in China and promote good governance. The project encompasses three main components: Development of local citizen service delivery in

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    Countries
    China
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    SEK 3 400 000
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    100 %
    Partners / Consortium
    China Association of Mayors
    Duration
    2008-2010
  • International Training Programme (ITP): Towards Sustainable Development and Local Democracy through the SymbioCity Approach Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery Ongoing Projects

    Together with International Center for Local Democracy (ICLD), SKL International is conducting an International Training Programme (ITP). The overall objective of the programme is to strengthen the institutional capacity of local governments responsible for sustainable city development. The programme is based on the SymbioCity Approach, a conceptual framework for sustainable urban development with particular focus on the environmental aspects, as well as clear links to economic and socio-cultural dimensions within the physical/spatial built environment.

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    Project details

    Countries
    Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    EUR 1 388 800
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    15%
    Partners / Consortium
    International Center for Local Democracy (ICLD)
    Duration
    2011-2014
  • Local Democracy and Self-Governance in North-Western Russia (Several projects) Completed Projects Decentralisation Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery

    The projects were carried out in cooperation with various municipalities, associations of local governments and training institutes in North-Western Russia. The projects aimed at strengthening: Governance, communication and democracy for local deputies and NGOs General management related to local and regional government Economic development and management of real estate The Congress of

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    Countries
    Russia
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Duration
    2000-2006
  • Local Democracy and Solid Waste Management Completed Projects Municipal management and service delivery

    Through this International Training Programme the participants were given: A better knowledge of integrated management of solid waste A deeper understanding of the relations between local democracy and environmental work A knowledge of Swedish democracy Description of Services provided Design and implementation of an International Training programme.

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    Project details

    Countries
    Global
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    270 000 EUR
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    100 %
    Duration
    2002-2003
  • LODLOG South Africa (Local Democracy and Local Governance) Completed Projects Decentralisation Local and regional development Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery

    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

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    Project details

    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
  • LoKOMM – Municipalities and County Councils contribute to the Millennium Development Goals Completed Projects Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery

    LoKOMM is an inception phase with the purpose of developing a large scale 3-year campaign on the MDGs and their relevance for Swedish municipalities and county councils. During the inception phase a project proposal will be developed and submitted to Sida. The inception phase will also result in the development of support

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    Project details

    Countries
    Sweden
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    4 300 000 SEK
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    100 %
    Partners / Consortium
    SALAR is Lead Partner
    Duration
    2009-2009
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