The Municipal Partnership Programme


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, 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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Knowledge Centre

Stoderegger (2018) Is there a win for conservation, livelihoods and governance?

Municipal Partnership

KP - Equal value in the Democratic process -Project

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KP - Collaboration Between Borlänge and Chisinau to increase the competence of the teachers in the areas of Autism & ADHD

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KP - Education project

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Kp - To strengthen the inclusion of young mothers in the local community

Apply for Inclusive Political Leadership

The application for the advanced International Training Programme Inclusive Political Leadership 2019–2020 is now open.

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