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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  • Municipal Partnership North-South Completed Projects Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery Services to Swedish municipalities

    The Municipal Partnership Programme North-South enables Swedish Municipalities and County Councils to engage in co-operations with counterparts in Africa and Asia. The purpose of the programme is to increase local governance and local democracy. The partnerships are result-oriented and should have objectives which both partners profit from attaining. The partnerships could deal

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    Countries
    Global
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    20 000 000 SEK/year
    Duration
    2005-2009
  • Municipal Partnership Programme – Central and Eastern Europe Completed Projects Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery Services to Swedish municipalities

    The Municipal Partnership Programme of Central and Eastern Europe enables Swedish municipalities and County Councils to engage in co-operations with counterparts in Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Moldavia and Turkey. The purpose of the programme is to increase local governance and local democracy. The partnerships are result-oriented and should have objectives which both partners

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    Countries
    Belarus, Georgia, Moldavia, Turkey, Ukraine
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    20 000 000 SEK/year
    Duration
    2005-2009
  • 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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    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
  • 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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    Countries
    Ethiopia
    Partners / Consortium
    Orgut Consulting AB
    Duration
    2004-2008
  • Serbia Sub-National Competitiveness Project Completed Projects Local and regional development Municipal management and service delivery

    The goal of the Project is to increase the competitiveness of selected localities and help increase the levels of private investment. The Project focuses on: reducing the cost and time required to comply with business formalities, including licenses and permits in order to reduce the cost and risk of doing business; improving

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    Countries
    Serbia
    Origin of founding
    IFC, International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group)
    Budget
    24 000 USD
  • 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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    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
  • Development of Albanian Association of Communes (DAAC) Feasibility Study, Implementation Phase and Phase-out Completed Projects Decentralisation EU Integration Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery

    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
  • Tusenet – Municipal Partnership Networks: Swedish/Turkish Local Administration Cooperation Completed Projects Decentralisation EU Integration Local and regional development Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery Services to Swedish municipalities

    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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    Countries
    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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