Local Governance

What is the project about

After revolution, Libya has entered into a new phase of transition to democracy. In post-revolution Libya, UNDP has been providing technical support and policy advice on governance, decentralization to the Government, including South-South exchanges and global comparative experiences. Capacity needs of approximately seven local authorities are mapped across a number of critical skill areas (including planning, budgeting, financial management, post-conflict recovery, and decentralized area development, monitoring and reporting. 

Project Objective

Following the 2011 conflict in Libya, there was a need for targeted technical support to assist the transition into democracy. The overall objective of the local governance project is:  

  • Development Capacities for Local Governance;
  • Support the decentralization process in a post-conflict situation; focusing on developing the governance capacities of local institutions to provide public services and initiate local area development.

Financial situation

Status  Project Budget (US$) Donor 
ongoing  700,000 Government of Japan
Local Governance
Focus Area
Democratic Governance
Start date
Jan 2012
End date
December 2014
USD 700,000
Contact person
Mazen Abdulmalik
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