DIALOGUE | EU INTEGRATION | CITIES | LEADERSHIP
As we close the books for 2014 we conclude that it has once again been a year of transformation. Worldwide events have re-written the agenda, we see trends moving towards more of concern for inter-government relations and the role of local governments as part of decentralisation oriented support. And as a company we have grown in confidence in what we are doing and how we are doing it – and the importance of it. Our Annual Results capture some of what we have seen, experienced and achieved during 2014.
We have experience from projects in more than 30 countries and know-how of how to adapt our approaches to different local conditions. Browse through our project database in order to see how we apply our methods and tools.
Our core areas of expertise
Our core business areas have evolved through a combination of Swedish good practice and the needs of our clients. Good and accountable local governance as well as the provision of a favorable environment for local and regional democracy are goals within all of our projects.
In March SKL International hosted a visit from the Kenyan Council of Governors to Sweden. The visit was an opportunity to build relationships at the start of a new cooperation project between the two organisations. The project will use the SymbioCity Approach to improve sustainable urban development in Kenya.
SKL International welcomed a delegation from Serbia on March 30 for a four-day study visit to Stockholm and Sigtuna. Delegates from the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities and the Ministry of Public Affairs and Local Self-Government met counterparts from the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR) and the Ministry of Finance.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: FRAMEWORK CONSULTANCY CONTRACTS FOR 3 SENIOR EXPERT POSITIONS (DSP-PROJECT IN UKRAINE)
In April 2014 the Government of Ukraine (GoU) committed to a process of comprehensive decentralisation reforms. By expanding the powers of local government bodies, the GoU intends to promote democracy, improve service delivery to citizens, and better coordinate state interests and local interests.[...]
On March 9-10, SKL International received a high-level delegation from Ukraine to discuss the country’s reform agenda and share relevant experiences from Swedish reforms. The delegation consisted of a group of reform-oriented Ukrainian parliamentarians and Dmytro Shymkiv, the Director of the Executive Committee of Ukraine’s National Reform Council (NRC).
During 24-25 February, SKL International participated in the UNDP Myanmar Good Governance Forum, taking place in Nay Pyi Taw. The invitation to the forum was a result of last year’s study- and work visit to Sweden where SKL International hosted a high-level government delegation from Myanmar to study multi-level governance and decentralization.