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Local Ownership of Democracy: Transparent Governance on Local Level

  • SDG16
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Democracy and Rule of Law

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Timeframe 01.09.2019-31.08.2022 Lõppenud
Target group Local civil society organisations and local governments
Budget 2 600 000 EUR
Funders
  • Norra Välisministeerium

With the support of the Government of Norway, this project aims to encourage Armenian, Georgian and Ukrainian local governments to initiate changes to enhance democracy, thus taking ownership of democratisation rather than waiting for the guidance of the central government.

Project objectives

With the support of the Government of Norway, this project aims to encourage Armenian, Georgian and Ukrainian local governments to initiate changes to enhance democracy, thus taking ownership of democratisation rather than waiting for the guidance of the central government.

Actions and results

Focusing on increasing transparency of the decision-making process through inclusion of civil society organisations and communicating with the media as well as by publishing relevant reports, the local governments can take steps to increase the trust of the local population. The project will show in practice to the people in regions that by working together, things can change even without full, desired legislative frameworks to enhance it. By implementing an inclusive approach, they can make sure that policies and decisions are as efficient and effective as possible. Special focus will also be on increasing participation of women in decision-making in order to build more equal and inclusive governance.