current phase III (2013-2017)
The main focus of the ongoing Phase III is on scaling up the existing practices and lessons learnt (water supply and solid waste management) from Phase II in existing and new Oblasts. Additionally adequate solutions for rural sanitation will be piloted in two regions. The ongoing reform process at national level on strengthening local self governance will be further supported. All interventions on disseminating and institutionalising the developed approaches and mechanisms of decentralised services provision will be in cooperation with Minregion, Parlamentary Committee on State-Building and local self governance, and Association of Villages and of Cities. With the aim to strengthen synergies and to demonstrate scaling up mechanisms developed during previous phases in Vinnytska and Sumy Oblast, activities will be expanded to three new partner Oblasts, Ivano Frankivsk and Poltava and Dnepropetrovks.
Phase III addresses the following main objective:
Quality of and access to selected public services are improved with the participation of local communities and authorities who are institutionally strenghtened and jointly contribute to the local governance reform process at the national level.
Two project outcomes are defined as following:
Sustainable models of decentralised service delivery
Feasible models of decentralised service delivery of the selected public services are further developed, successfully implemented, documented and taken up in the national decentralisation reform process for further replication.
National reform process
National reform process towards decentralisation and local self-governance is strengthened through the provision of advisory support to key national institutions/stakeholders and local governance associations based on the experiences in the target regions regarding local service provision, cross-level cooperation, gender sensitive approach and community participation.
Results and lessons learned at the local and regional levels are well documented with DESPRO’s support in order to be used for knowledge management purposes and to make them available for public servants, and to feed them into further policy development at the national level.