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The Municipal Partnership Programme

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Municipal Partnerships are Sida-financed and designed to contribute to the development of well, and efficiently functioning, democratic local authorities in both the partner countries and Sweden. 

The aim of a municipal partnership is to increase civil influence by strengthening local and regional political governance organizations within one or more of the following core areas:

• Equity/inclusion
• Transparency
• Possibility to demand accountability
• Citizen participation

Municipalities, County Councils, Regions and regional Local Authority Associations in Sweden can apply for municipal partnerships together with a partner in of the following countries:

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldavia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine, Belarus, India, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

It is your responsibility to find an eligible and suitable partner. However, the MPP team is always willing and available to advise you if needed!

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Projects

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Knowledge Centre

KC - Cheema, S (2018) Access to Urban Services for Inclusive Development in Asia

International Training Programmes

ITP – Gender Mainstreaming Local Democracy

ICLD has the tools for working with 2030 Agenda

There are numerous ways in which Swedish local authorities can work with the 2030 Agenda. One method that is particularly effective is to get involved in a partnership in order to learn more and address some of the shared challenges we face. In an analysis, ICLD provides an overview of the organisation’s activities that are linked to the 2030 Agenda.

14 Juni

Good learning experience for visitors from JB Marks

They’re very ambitious, they have multiple goals, and many of their challenges are shared. When Växjö and JB Marks Local Municipality from South Africa talk about municipal partnerships, the strategic objective ranges across the entire Agenda 2030 map.
“We’ve created a project focus that will give us opportunities for collaboration. What we now need to do is build support for and formulate a project application,” says Annika Ström of the Institute for Local and Regional Democracy (ID).

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Publication

KC - Chatiza, K & Makanza, V (2017) Impacting Local Democracy: Capacity Building of Local Governments in Zimbabwe