Inter Municipal Cooperation Programme
UNDP has been working with the Government for the past five years to establish an inter-municipal cooperation programme that would ensure efficient provision of quality services to the citizens.
To bring public services closer to citizens.
UNDP helped draft the first ever Law on Inter Municipal Cooperation, which was officially enacted in 2009. Today, the country is one of the very few in Europe that has a Law on Inter Municipal Cooperation.
To date, the programme succesfully initiated 26 partnerships, involving 62 municipalities.
A comprehensive training programme was provided for more than 800 municipal officials - in the areas of urban planning, tax collection, local economic development and inspections. These civil servants now have increased knowledge and capacities to provide better services to their citizens.
The programme outreached to more than 800,000 people and 200,000 households throughout the country.
The valuable experiences and lessons learnt are already being shared with Montenegro, Moldova and the Ukraine. This exchange of experience between countries and regions will certainly be another great asset for the country's EU integration process.
Major Source of Funding
Kingdom of Norway and UNDP
UNDP Programme Officer