Technical assistance for the promotion of evidence-based public policy making, as well as financial planning and benchmarking at the level of local self-governments.

Project structure

Component one: Technical assistance for the promotion of evidence-based public policy making, as well as financial planning and benchmarking at the level of local self-governments.

Component  two: Technical assistance for the implementation and enhancement of the strategic and legal framework in the area of decentralisation.

Project duration

The project will be realised within the time frame of three and a half years (the start in July 2016 and the end on 30 October 2019).

Project participants

PPS (Public Policy Secretariat of the Republic of Serbia)

MPALSG (Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government)

SCTM (Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities)

Component one: Technical assistance for the promotion of evidence-based policy making, as well as financial planning and benchmarking at the level of local self-governments.

Activity: MPALSG (Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government) and PPS (Public Policy Secretariat of the Republic of Serbia) will set up the information system (IS) for a comprehensive analysis of data produced by LSU (local self-government units); the IS will be built on relational databases containing financial data of LSU and socio-demographic indicators that will help better preparation of the budget, analyses, and impact assessments.

Project purpose

  • To enable evidence-based public policy making and more efficient usage of resources at the level of LSU.
  • Comparisons among LSU
  • Overview of changes in tasks and responsibilities of LSU
  • Harmonisation of administrative procedures at the level of local self-governments and more efficient, accessible and cheaper services delivered to citizens and the business sector
  • Presentation of recommended organisational models based on the functional analysis of LSU
  • Dissemination of transparent information on the work of the LSU to citizens and the business sector.