Governance

Under the chapter of governance, our expertise covers the following fields, with specific experience gained in the transition countries:

 

Local Governament & Urban Management

Local government, metropolitan government system, legal, administrative and financial framework in local governments, transparency and integrity in local governments, alternative service delivery methods, cooperation between local governments (inter-municipal cooperation), local government associations (LGAs), relations with civil society and private sector, ombudsmanship in local government, relations with central government, international cooperation in local governments, leadership and organizational development, human resources management, training and skill-building in local government, e-local government and “smart city” policies.

Urban management, urban transformation, city and regional planning, geographic information systems (GIS), urban mobility, urban infrastructure, environmental protection, sustainability, social and cultural policies, protection of historical heritage.

 

Public Administration Reform & Decentralization

Public administration reform, decentralization, inter-governmental relations (IGR), modernization of public agencies, transparency and integrity in public administration, relations with civil society and private sector, alterative service delivery methods, ombudsmanship, leadership and organizational development, human resources management, training and skill-building in public sector, e-government.

 

Democracy & Civic Engagement

Democratic systems and institutions, constitutional reform, legislative process, transparency and integrity in politics and parties, electoral systems, democratic education, civil engagement, participatory democracy, consultative structures, local democracy, youth and women empowerment, participation of immigrants /foreigners in local public life, ombudsmanship.

 

Migration & Diversity Management

Management of international migration, immigration policy, integration of migrants, management of diversity, multicultural policies, talent and skillful migration, participation of immigrants/foreigners in local public life, citizenship acquisition policies.