Eastern Serbia Municipal Support Programme

Country/Locality Serbia
Overall project value (EUR)
Name of client
15 municipalities in Eastern Serbia
Origin of funding
Starting date 01/2003
Ending date 01/2005
Partner GTZ International Services, consortium leader
Detailed description of project
Easter Serbia Municipal Support Programmes aims to contribute to an efficient and coherent decentralisation and a more efficient delivery of services to the local population by municipal authorities. The Programmes objectives are as follows:
  • To promote effective decentralisation and participation by strengthening the capacity of the new Ministry of PALSG and SCTM.
  • To improve municipal management in selected municipalities in Eastern Serbia and civil society organisations, by strengthening their capacity to fulfil their roles and functions within the recently adopted policy framework.
  • To improve the efficiency of service delivery in selected municipalities in Eastern Serbia through the preparation of strategic action plans and the implementation of municipal priority infrastructure projects.
  • To promote local economic development and to create employment opportunities through the stimulation and facilitation of local economic development initiatives in selected municipalities in Eastern Serbia.
Type of services provided
As part of the Eastern Serbia Municipal Support Programme, LGID is responsible for conducting municipal diagnostics in fifteen project municipalities, including assessments in such areas as: institutional building; human resources development; and information technologies, and for the development of strategic plans with identification of municipal infrastructure projects to be implemented during the programme implementation cycle. LGID provides most of international experts under the project, who are to conduct diagnostics of the status of administrative and financial management at municipalities, public participation activities, human resources management and training (including training of trainers), and advising on improving internal communication within the administration and the use of modern information technologies.