The overall objective of the Action is to support the Government of Egypt in its efforts to develop and apply good governance principles which should be reflected in improved services to the Egyptian citizens and deepened citizens’ engagement at local levels.
1-Strengthening the capacity of the Government of Egypt to improve and measure performance of administrations delivering public services to citizens.
2-Supporting the Government of Egypt to reinforce its capacity to perform successfully its decentralization process and in particular to develop local administration’s skills and competencies for policy planning, budgeting and reengineering of procedures in order to ensure better quality of services, efficiency and transparency.
Objective 1 and 2 will be translated into the following 2 interrelated results:
Result 1 (linked to Objective 1) – Capacities of the Egyptian Government to improve and measure performance of administrations delivering public services are upgraded.
1.1 Overall performance of public services (up to three piloted services) is improved in line with European and international best practices.
2.1 National and sectorial guidelines of services’ governance principles, standards and quality measures are upgraded / developed.
Implementation of R1 will follow a holistic approach to improve the value chain of selected services and to achieve performance leverages. Improvements will encompass institutions and units in charge of delivering the selected services to the citizens as well as services’ outlets.
Result 2 (linked to Objective 2) – National capacities to perform successfully local development and decentralisation processes are strengthened
2.1 Institutional and human capacities of the Sakkara Training Centre (STC) and of up to three local training centers at three governorates are strengthened.
2.2 Central and local administration and relevant local development stakeholders are capacitated to plan, coordinate, and execute local development and decentralisation, in particular integrated local planning.
2.3 National capacities to raise public awareness and to improve citizens’ engagement in local and community development are upgraded.