Capacity Strengthening for Administrative Decentralisation Croatia

Country/Locality Croatia
Overall project value (EUR)
1,291,595
Name of client
Government of Croatia
Origin of funding
EU-CARDS
Starting date 05/2006
Ending date 05/2008
Partner ICON-Institute Public Sector GmbH
Detailed description of project
Main goal of the “Capacity Strengthening for Administrative Decentralisation Croatia” is to provide assistance for the decentralisation process in Croatia.

Administrative and fiscal decentralisation is driven partially by domestic needs for more effective and efficient provision of public services, and ensuring equal access to basic local services.

The European Union accession is also an important motivation for the successful functional decentralisation. Both national and local governments should be capable to efficiently implement their respective policy making, planning, coordination and regulatory tasks originated from the application of the acquis.

Overall objective of the project is to support ongoing decentralisation process in line with the EU standards and best practice in the EU Member States.

Results to be achieved by the project include:
  • 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 of government
Type of services provided
LGID is mainly responsible for the Component 2 of the project, which is to build the capacity of local and regional self-government officials to implement the decentralisation policies, but also contributes to the Component 1 by assisting in the analysis of the current status of decentralisation and local government administration, and by developing the draft of proposals and provision of advice for improving the existing situation in this area. With regard to the Component 2, LGID’s is specifically responsible for the development, in close collaboration with major stakeholders, of the comprehensive needs assessment for training of local government employees; assisting in the development of a national local government training strategy; and implementation of the train-the-trainers programme for local government officials.