The Strategic Partnership between the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and VNG International is 5-year programme, focused on 4 thematic priorities: Security & Rule of Law, Migration, Local Revenue Mobilisation, and Integrated Water Management. This programme, called the Sustainable Development through improved Local Governance (SDLG) programme, is currently being implemented in 9 countries (Burundi, Mali, Palestina, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, Iraq, and Mozambique). <br />
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The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the Public Administration Reform (PAR) of the Government of Serbia, through strengthening national capacities to communicate the need for and the benefits of public administration reform.<br />

The wider objective of the project is to support the World Bank to advise Local Self-Government Units (LSGs) how to develop/enhance Disaster Risk Assessment, Local Protection and Rescue Plans and Local Disaster Risk Reduction Plans as stipulated in the national Disaster Risk Management law from 2018, with a particular focus on flood hazard and, with the stipulations of the EU Flood Directive in mind, align those plans with the flood risk management and the respective operational action plans in case of floods.<br />
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The main objective of the project was to improve the effectiveness and responsiveness of local public safety and security policies in Albania by supporting local security actors to involve citizens in the development and implementation of such policies. Effectiveness and responsiveness of government institutions are crucial for maintaining the rule of law and practicing principles of good governance.

This project develops and promotes a Procedural Participation method in Turkey. It will activate the existing public participation procedures in the strategic planning and decision making process of three Turkish municipalities. It will bring together active members of the Citizen Assemblies, elected Councillors and municipal technical staff responsible for the planning processes.

DG East is a five-year, $57,051,252 contract that aims to strengthen the connection and trust between citizens and their government in eastern Ukraine by promoting good<br />
governance, accelerating economic growth, advancing anti-corruption efforts, and strengthening an inclusive civic identity. The project has the following objectives and<br />
sub-objectives (SOs):<br />
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Objective 1: Greater acceptance of a shared civic culture based on common values and understandings<br />

The wider objective of the project is to strengthen cooperation between public sector and civil society organisations (CSOs).<br />
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The specific objectives are:<br />
i) increasing the capacity of the Ministry of Family and Social Policies and CSOs in terms of mutual policy making, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; <br />

The wider objective of the project was to support the Civil Registration Agency (CRA) and Municipal Civil Status Offices (MCSO) in improving the standards of civil status registration system and document security in accordance with EU standards and best practices. More specifically, the goal of the project was to provide support to the Civil Registration Agency and Municipal Civil Status Offices to improve the civil status registration system through optimisation of the processes and the agency structure.<br />
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The wider objective of the project is : To enhance the effectiveness of national and local authorities in countering discrimination and protecting LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexual) rights in Albania.<br />
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The specific objectives: <br />
• Improving reporting, registration, investigation and prosecution of incidents of discrimination and hate crime at national and local level<br />

A small jail. Not for me but for most of the Kosovars. This beautiful natured country is surrounded by spectacular mountain ridges. It is not these natural borders that confine the Kosovars in Kosovo. Almost twenty years after the Kosovo 1998-1999 conflict in which ethnic Albanians opposed ethnic Serbs and the government of Yugoslavia (the rump of the former federal state, comprising the republics of Serbia and Montenegro), it is still very difficult to travel Europe and the World if you only have a Kosovo passport.