Capacity Development of the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities (SCTM), 2nd phase

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Evaluation Plan:
2005-2010, Serbia
Evaluation Type:
Project
Planned End Date:
11/2009
Completion Date:
10/2009
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
37,500
SCTM has come a long way as a local government association, in a relatively short space of time. Sida support has contributed significantly to this achievement, but it is not alone as the donor community tends to see the Association as pivotal for the public reform process in Serbia. Even outside the scope of other donor projects, SCTM has begun to develop a number of innovative concepts, particularly related to its 'upstream' (with Government) and 'downstream' (with members) communications. While there has been significant progress in a number of areas, the roles assigned to different donor projects can often become unclear. This has implications on the possible realisation of a division between core and paid services (and assigned human resources). These issues are crucial, because transparency and sustainability are vital signs that a modern local government association is developing in the right direction. Both SCTM and its donor partners will therefore need to bear these concepts in mind as the current phase of support draws to a close.

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Title Capacity Development of the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities (SCTM), 2nd phase
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2005-2010, Serbia
Evaluation Type: Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 10/2009
Planned End Date: 11/2009
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Democratic Governance
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
Evaluation Budget(US $): 37,500
Source of Funding:
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Håkan Gustaffson, Ryan Knox Team Leader
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: SERBIA
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 An expanded SCTM role supported by international donor contributions carries the risk of offsetting the organic development of a real SCTM agenda based on the concept of membership representation. The efforts towards financial self-sufficiency will need to be supported by further own-revenue contributions and more consistent dialogue between donors on the subject of sustainability.
1. Recommendation: An expanded SCTM role supported by international donor contributions carries the risk of offsetting the organic development of a real SCTM agenda based on the concept of membership representation. The efforts towards financial self-sufficiency will need to be supported by further own-revenue contributions and more consistent dialogue between donors on the subject of sustainability.
Management Response: [Added: 2009/10/22] [Last Updated: 2011/04/06]

Discuss the report with SIDA and SCTM before conceptualize further actions

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Organize a meeting with SCTM and SIDA to agree the way forward
[Added: 2011/04/06]
Project Team 2009/12 Completed

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