ICLD

The Municipal Partnership Programme

ABOUT

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

24 new international partnerships to boost local democracy

Borlänge and Lodwar in Kenya, Gothenburg and Nelson Mandela Bay in South Africa and Växjö and JB Marks in South Africa are some of the new partners that recently got approval for their mutual projects within ICLD Municipal Partnership Programme.

19 December

New publication: Financing small and medium towns

During a regional workshop in Yogyakarta on access to urban services for inclusive development in Asia co-arranged by the ICLD and East-West Center a new ICLD publication was officially launched. The Research Report examines financing of small and medium towns in India using Action Resarch.

14 December

Current

Visby / Press

24 new international partnerships for Swedish municipalities

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Falun / News

New perspective for a young democracy after visiting Falun

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Only benefits with mixed teams in new programme

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Visby / News

International programme with mixed teams a new approach

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24 new international partnerships to boost local democracy

Visby / News

Publication

KC – Manor, J (2011) Perspectives on Decentralisation