Today, I am in Mosul, Iraq. An iconic city throughout the multiple crises that afflicted the country in its recent history. Frantic reconstruction is taking place; but for the inhabitants of this city of two million before IS, it is not fast enough.

The wider objective of the project is to support public finance and public administration reforms aiming to enhance accountability and public service delivery through improved Government performance. Thereby contributing to the objective of "Reinforcing the rule of law for enhanced accountability and equity in public service delivery'" in the component 1 of the Single Support Framework (SSF) 2014-2017 between the EU and Jordan.<br />
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The wider objective of the project is to make municipal governance in Jordan more effective. <br />
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The wider objective of the project is to further enhance the PA's policy and institutional capacities as well as to assist the relevant ministries in planning, monitoring, and managing EU funded projects in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and in the Gaza Strip; and, as part of the EU-PA cooperation, to support policy dialogue in the context of the EU-PA Joint action Plan.<br />
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The wider objective of the project is to enhance Palestinian Local Authorities' contribution to governance and development processes in Area C, as a precondition for more equitable, open and democratic society. <br />
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The specific objectives: <br />
1. Strengthen the institutional and operational capacities of the Palestinian Local Authority Association (APLA); <br />
2. Enable APLA advocate for and lobby on issues related to Area C on behalf of its members (Local Authorities -LAs); <br />

The overall objective of the project is “To increase administrative capacity at local level in Turkey's EU Accession process.” In line with this objective, the purpose of the project is “To create sustainable structures for exchange between local authorities in Turkey and EU Member States in areas relevant for EU Accession.”<br />
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Pursuant to the overall objective and the purpose, expected results to be achieved by the end of the project are as follows:<br />

The overall objective is to investigate how decentralisation of property tax can contribute to enhance (property) tax revenues to enable municipalities in the Palestinian Territories to deliver improved basic services to citizens.<br />
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Specific objectives are:<br />
1. Enhanced property tax revenues and services to citizens when they are given a full mandate to collect property tax themselves (component 1);<br />

Objective: Employment, food security and improved legitimacy of local government<br />
Target group: 12 local governments on the West Bank<br />
Intended result: Enhanced capacity of local governments to support Local Economic Development (LED)<br />
Activities: Financing of municipal projects, workshops, on-the-job coaching and training<br />
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The programme's overall objective is to strengthen resilience at local government level in order to improve living conditions of the local population and refugees in host communities and refugee settlements. <br />
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Its purpose is to maintain service delivery levels at local government level and enable longer-term planning for spatial and economic development, in the context of increased urbanization and pressure on resources. <br />
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Primary beneficiaries and target groups:<br />
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