Support to the State Chancellery in decentralization/local public policy formulation and implementation Joint Integrated Local Development Programme (JILDP)

Country/Locality Moldova
Overall project value (EUR)
16,200
Name of client
Government of Moldova
Origin of funding
UNDP
Starting date 09/2010
Ending date 08/2011
Partner -
Detailed description of project
The project aims at improving the policy framework and to support the administrative systems and procedures focused on efficient transfer of competencies to Local Public Administration (LPAs), decentralization and promotion of LPAs role in decision making.  Together with the participation of civil society and community, the capacity of LPAs is developed in areas of strategic  planning, monitoring and local public service delivery.  Actions in the project seek to secure positive change in areas of human rights, tackling social exclusion and ensuring gender equal
Type of services provided
LGID provided an international expert in fiscal decentralization. His job was to provide technical assistance services in the form of advisory notes, reviews and assessments on functional and fiscal decentralization reform in the country. He commented the various policy documents prepared for developing the national Decentralization Reform Strategy.
The LGID expert drafted the activity plan for the project initiated by the Ministry of Finance on the following issues:
1.    improving the revenue sharing system  and increasing local government own revenues;
2.    modernizing the grant allocation scheme;
3.    developing new methods for supporting local capital investments, including a revision of the municipal borrowing framework and practice;
4.    designing the legal and regulatory concepts for implementing the proposed changes.

Sub-national governments and the crisis: fiscal impact and policy responses

Country/Locality Hungary, Poland, Romania
Overall project value (EUR)
9,000
Name of client
World Bank PREM in ECA region
Origin of funding
The World Bank
Starting date 05/2010
Ending date 06/2010
Partner -
Detailed description of project
Analysis and background paper for the "Regular Economic Report" (Focus Note) published by the World Bank on the (i) an impact of the global financial crisis on sub-national fiscal balances, (ii) fiscal policy responses of sub-national governments during the crisis and (iii) fiscal policy issues to strengthen fiscal sustainability of sub-national governments post-crisis in three selected countries of the region (Hungary, Poland, Romania)
Type of services provided
The report discussed various aspects of the economic downturn’s impact on local governments by focusing on the central and local fiscal policies, local revenue base, increase in local debt, significance of EU funds, impact of fiscal inequalities and assessing the recent reform trends in the target countries.

Sub-national governments and the crisis: fiscal impact and policy responses

Country/Locality Hungary, Poland, Romania
Overall project value (EUR)
9,000
Name of client
World Bank PREM in ECA region
Origin of funding
The World Bank
Starting date 05/2010
Ending date 06/2010
Partner -
Detailed description of project
Analysis and background paper for the "Regular Economic Report" (Focus Note) published by the World Bank on the (i) an impact of the global financial crisis on sub-national fiscal balances, (ii) fiscal policy responses of sub-national governments during the crisis and (iii) fiscal policy issues to strengthen fiscal sustainability of sub-national governments post-crisis in three selected countries of the region (Hungary, Poland, Romania)
Type of services provided
The report discussed various aspects of the economic downturn’s impact on local governments by focusing on the central and local fiscal policies, local revenue base, increase in local debt, significance of EU funds, impact of fiscal inequalities and assessing the recent reform trends in the target countries.