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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.
Ukraine learns from Swedish experience in e-governance SKL International hosted a study visit on e-governance for 15 Ukrainian officials from 3-7 May. The study visit was a cooperation between SKL International and the Estonian Government, who is helping Ukraine improve its e-governance. Estonia is often seen as a modern-day success story when it comes to [...]
Helping victims of domestic violence is a task for municipalities in most countries. But prevention and treatment of perpetrators of such violence should also be addressed. That is the conclusion from a training programme on alternatives to domestic violence, organised by Turkish and Swedish municipalities.
On 27–8 April SKL International welcomed a delegation from Tirana led by Bledi Çuçi, Minister of State for Local Issues, for a visit to Stockholm and Södertälje. The programme covered both parts of Mr Çuçi’s portfolio, anti-corruption and local government. [...]
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.