Expected results from MEG project
Through the implementation of the MEG project, the following main outcomes are expected:
1: Supported local governments apply effective development management
systems characterized by stronger oversight from the legislative and
greater accountability towards the citizens.
project will support the local governments' councils and
administrations, through capacity development and improvements that will
bring about sound public policy and management practices. Specific
attention will be afforded to local government councils in strengthening
their role in the local democratic system. This will entail, among
others, on-the-job training, review, and support in the improvement of
local government councils’ organization, procedures and their
interaction with, and accountability to, the citizens.
2: Citizens and businesses in target localities benefit from good
quality services provided by local governments in the environmental and
With the aim of improving local
government services in general, and those relating to environmental and
economic sectors in particular, the MEG project will use water supply
and wastewater services, as well as services related to improving the
business-friendly environment as the main entry points. Support to the
provision of other services, e.g. solid waste management, is not
excluded and will depend on priorities of partner local governments.
Crossovers are possible into the green economy sector in order to
maximize economic opportunities while safeguarding the environment.
3: Improved regulatory framework at higher and local government levels
and pro-active networking accelerate sector-specific reforms and enable
more effective local public service delivery.
project will support local governments as well as higher government
levels in improving their regulatory frameworks, with the specific focus
on the economic and environmental sectors and related public services.
In addition, the project will support selected cantonal and entity
ministries in improving their policy design and development capacities.
Further support will be provided to existing professional networks due
to their instrumental role in improving local good governance practices
in general and public service delivery in particular.