Technical Assistance to Program Uruguay Integral – Social and Territorial Cohesion OPP / EU

Place Category: ideaborn slPlace Tags: Peacebuilding and Good Governance and Synergies between sectors

  • Dates (start/end) : 09/2009 - 06/2012
    Overall project value (EUR): 984.200
    Origin of funding: EC
    Name of client: EC Delegation to Uruguay/ Budget and Planning Office of the Presidency
    Name of consortium members: VNG International (leading firm), Ecorys, Cotecno
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    This Project foresees the provision of technical assistance to the Uruguayan Presidency’s Office of Budget and Planning in the implementation of the programme Uruguay Integra. Its specific objective is to activate a sustainable process of productive and social development at both local and regional level so as to strengthen the attractive capacity of the local community through a joint effort of the Departmental Government and local actors as foreseen in the policies of productive and social development and of decentralization promoted by the National Government.

    Technical Assistance has to:

    • Support the Office of Budget and Planning and Departmental and Local Governments in the identification, formulation and implementation of strategies for promoting local economic and social development through a territorially integrated approach. In this regard, the consistency of the strategies with national ones has to be ensured. Moreover, particular attention has to be paid to the economic, social and environmental sustainability of the interventions designed/implemented.
    • Assist the Office of Budget and Planning and Departmental Governments in organizing networks for citizens’ participation at the level of Local and Departmental Governments. In this regard, the TA also prepares analysis and proposals for reforming the local and departmental management system including information management.
    • Support the Office of Budget and Planning in the formulation and negotiation of a national decentralization policy with inbuilt social participation mechanisms aimed at promoting citizens’ rights as established in the national “Democratic Reform of the State” policy. In particular, the AT assists the management structure of the Programme, the Departmental Governments and other public entities in i.) strengthening the institutional capacity to design and implement strategic plans, policies and programmes aimed at promoting decentralization and local development; ii.) Promoting citizens’ participation in the national and local activities of the programme; iii.) promoting public/private participation in the management of local resources; iv.) Mainstreaming gender in all programme’s activities.

    Moreover, in order to carry out the above-mentioned tasks of the Departmental Governments, a revolving fund has been put at their disposal. The TA has to support them in correctly, effectively and efficiently manage such fund aimed at financing studies, institutional development projects and local development initiatives implemented by local actors.

    Type of services provided

    1 team leader (expert in decentralization)
    1 local economic development expert
    1 social development expert
    1 expert in citizen’s oriented public policies
    short term experts

    Ideaborn provided the expert in citizen’s oriented public policies