European Commission Directorate-General for International Partnerships (EuropeAid HQ)

Partnership for Democratic Local Governance in Southeast-Asia (Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam)

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Details

Locations: Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam
Start Date: Mar 1, 2010
End Date: Oct 31, 2012
Contract value: EUR 1,382,227
Sectors: Democratization, Public Administration Democratization, Public Administration
Categories: Grants
Date posted: Dec 21, 2012

Associated funding

Associated experts

Description

Partnership for Democratic Local Governance in Southeast-Asia (Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam).

The specific objective of this call for proposals is to support actions presented by Non-State Actors1 which aim at promoting an inclusive and empowered society in partner countries. Those actions must have a global, multi-country character. Priority will be given to actions with a multi-actor approach comprising activities aiming at:

  1. improving the capacity of Non-State Actors from partner countries to engage in local, national and international decision making processes;

  2. improving linkages, partnerships and networking (North-South and South-South) between Non-State Actors and Local Authorities from the European Community and from the partner countries (thematic fora, coordination, consensus building, advocacy, communication and information systems, etc.);

  3. providing innovative service delivery and service delivery in difficult/out of reach environments;

  4. facilitating interaction and exchanges between State and Non-State Actors in different contexts and

  5. reinforcing the role of Non State Actors and Local Authorities in decentralisation processes.

1 Please note that under this specific call for proposals only applications presented by Non-State Actors can be taken into consideration.
A separate call for proposals for applications presented by Local Authorities is being published simultaneously
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Project details:

The project of the project was to establish a network of Local Government Associations (LGAs), local authorities, non-government organizations and academic institutions in the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia, focusing on transnational exchange of sustainable good governance practices in four main areas: people’s participation in planning and decision-making; institutional governance; urban environment; and fiscal management and investment promotion strategies.

Overall, the project intends to contribute to the improvement of living conditions of disadvantaged groups in Southeast Asia by helping increase their participation in local planning and decision-making.

The project targeted more than 1,300 representatives of national and local governments and their administrations, academia, civil society and media who are actively involved in the exchange of best practices within the region.   

Activities:

  • Research for the identification of best practice models, selection of pilot cities,    dialogue on research results
  • Networking with academic institutions and CSOs on national level
  • Set up of Project Website on transfer of best practice and on cooperation of LAs, LGAs, NSAs and Academia
  • Capacity building for LGAs, training of 80 trainers on democratic local governance issues.
  • Drafting concepts, strategies, action plans and transfer mechanisms for the 20 pilot municipalities.
  • Drafting curricula for trainings and teaching guidelines, production of textbooks, implementation of trainings for 200 political decision makers and 120 civil servants, in the 20 municipalities.
  • Capacity Building for more than 200 civil society organisations on social marketing, drafting of strategic concepts and budgets as well as on project monitoring to further strengthen accountability and internal management.
  • Exchange programs with experts/civil servants at and from best practice/success story places.
  • Midterm evaluation conference, drafting of exit strategy, suggestions for political dialogue and final conference, awards, dissemination of results; visibility activities.

 
main staff provided: European project Manager, 1 international staff, 660 m/d

Coordinators and Administrators, 4 local staff, 1980 m/d

Reference — Partnership for Democratic Local Governance in Southeast-Asia (Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam) — for Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam presented by European Commission Directorate-General for International Partnerships (EuropeAid HQ) (grants), budget is EUR 1382227, in Democratization, Public Administration sectors. Reference — Partnership for Democratic Local Governance in Southeast-Asia (Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam) — for Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam presented by European Commission Directorate-General for International Partnerships (EuropeAid ...
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