Jun 03
Looking for an external expert on evaluation of civil society program in Albania

Dear Network Members

In the Name of our Embassy of Switzerland in Albania we are pleased inform you that they are

looking for an external expert on evaluation of civil society program in Albania.

The Embassy is planning to conduct a mid-term external review of the LevizAlbania Project and they are looking for an international expert.

Here you find the: Terms of Reference.

Please announce your expression of interest until June 18, 2021. It is planned to start the evaluation in September

For any further information please contact:

Ms. Erisa Lame
Programme Officer
Political Affairs and Democracy
Embassy of Switzerland in Albania
Rruga Ibrahim Rugova 3/1
1019 Tirana, Albania

May 20
The Future of Governance - New report

​Apart from the WB, also UNDP is thinking about the future of governance. Here you find a new report, which looks into the following issues: “While the COVID-19 pandemic represents its own crisis of governance, it has exposed much deeper challenges that go to the very heart of the state-society relationship – shedding light on growing inequality, the perils of the mounting climate crisis, the fragility of our democratic systems, the limits of our economic models, the exponential rise of threats to human rights and the seemingly infinite challenges and opportunities associated with technological advances. As the range of actors and issues involved in shaping governance expand in number and complexity, the pandemic has accelerated the need to seek clarity on the nature of governance today and the implications of these trends for how global development actors think about and engage in governance-related issues. Indeed, in this time of great change and upheaval, it is imperative to ask: how is power exercised, by whom, to what ends and to what effect? And, what is the role of development actors in this ever-changing landscape?" (quote from the report, page 2). ​

May 19
Future of Government

Dear network members

The World Bank is organizing a series of webinars called The Future of Government Disruptive Debates on its WB Live Platform. It will provide influential global leaders and thinkers a platform from which to share their contrasting views and ideas on how governments might seize the opportunity from crisis to take pathways towards achieving greener, more resilient and more inclusive development outcomes in the future. The topics of the webinar series from 2 June onwards will be: How will the role of government change? How will governments deliver? How will governments be more productive? How will citizens' trust in government be affected? How will governments prepare for future crises? On the Website, you can sign up for an e-mail reminder, but no pre-registration is needed for this event.

May 17
2 Learning Events on Data for Development and Statistical Capacity

Dear network members

We would like to draw your attention to two events organised by the colleagues from the focal point "aid effectiveness", which might interest you:

1st LEARNING EVENT May 31 10-12.30 CET: Overview of the Swiss engagement, what approaches does SDC use in the area of Data and Statistics, collecting lessons learned.  Examples: (1) Support to countries statistical systems and capacities: Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) and Albania: Strong Municipalities. (2)Data in support of social accountabilityTanzania: Social Accountability. (3) Strengthen evidence-based policy and support to normative data: Lao DECIDE – K4D Global Program Water: Integrated Monitoring of Water and Sanitation related SDG targets (GEMI); Global Program Food Security: RIICE 


2nd LEARNING EVENT: June 14 10-12.30 CET

Looking forward: Data as key element of LNOB, working with partners and opportunity for support, overall learnings. Data and “Leave no one behind"  - Introduction and experiences from Benin. Panel: our Partners in Data for Development: Swiss Federal Statistical Office,  Paris 21 and Clearing House, OECD DAC D4D, Development Initiative, multilateral Partners. Closing discussion: Data for the development in the age of digitalization – opportunities – challenges.

If you are interested to take part, please contact: Andrea Ries Padmanabhan, so that she can send you the necessary information. ​

May 03
Webinar on State Fragility and Federalism

To commemorate its 20th anniversary, the Forum of Federations is pleased to host a series of webinars convening world-leading experts to examine critical issues of federal and multilevel governance.

How federalism and local government can play a role in efforts to sustain peace in a discernible subset of fragile contexts, what the challenges and opportunities are, and which role the international community can play, are questions to be addressed in this webinar.

This webinar will be the second in the series and will feature among other speakers our SDC Assistant Director General, Ambassador Ruth Huber.

The Webinar will be livestreamed on YouTube and Facebook on Tuesday 11th May 2021

9:00 – 11:00 AM EST

15:00 - 17:00 CET

4:00PM – 6:00PM EAT / 4:00PM – 6:00PM AST


Click here to watch on Youtube

Apr 20
Vacancy announcement for a Project Manager based in Sarajevo

​In the Name of our Embassy of Switzerland in Bosnia and Herzegovina we are pleased publish the following vacancy anouncement:

UNDP is looking for a Project Manager based in Sarajevo for its project “ Strengthening the Role of Local Communities (Mjesne Zajednice/MZs)”. This project is a joint project of the Government of Switzerland and the Government of Sweden, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH). The overall goal of the second project phase is to improve the quality of life of the citizens of BIH through empowered, gender responsive local communities (MZs) that facilitate active citizen engagement in public life, stand for people-centred performance of local governments and catalyse democratic transformation at the local level. The project focuses on encouraging community led local development and revitalising community governance through MZs in order to achieve this goal. MZ is the smallest administrative unit for direct government engagement with citizens in BIH. With the budget of USD 10 million, the project is geared towards working with 41 local governments and 200 MZs in the country, with the hopes of extending practices to at least additional 10 local governments and their adjoining MZs. The project aims to reach over 400,000 beneficiaries.

Please find the full description of the vacancy under the link:

Note that the deadline for application is April 27, 2021.

Apr 07
Mandat pour la formulation du Document de Programme (ProDoC) AGORA, phase 1 (2022-2025)

Le Bureau de la Coopération suisse au Bénin recherche un bureau d'études ou un groupe de consultants pour la réalisation de la présente mission de la formulation du ProDoC du programme d'Appui à la Gouvernance locale et au Renforcement de l'Attractivité territoriale (AGORA) pour la période 2022- 2025. Cette 1ère phase comporte des défis et enjeux majeurs. Elle doit contribuer à la consolidation des acquis des interventions précédentes en matière de gouvernance locale et mettre en exergue la problématique du développement économique territorial.

  • ​Durée du mandat: mai - juillet 2021
  • Nombre maximum de 35 H/J
  • Date limite : 23 avril 2021 à 18 heures (horaire Bénin)
  • Pour détails voir l'appel d'offre

Apr 07
The role of subnational domestic revenue mobilisation (DRM) for public service delivery

The Addis Tax Initiative (ATI), the Development Partners Network on Decentralisation & Local Governance (DeLoG) and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) cordially invite you to participate in their upcoming webinar on the role of subnational domestic revenue mobilisation (DRM) for public service delivery.

The webinar will take place on 15 April 2021, 02:00 pm - 03:15 pm CET


This webinar aims to raise awareness for the potential of subnational DRM reforms for raising revenues, supporting state-building efforts and strengthening local governance in partner countries. At the same time, the webinar will serve as a forum to identify common ground to build on this debate and enhance development cooperation.

This webinar is open to the public. Therefore, please feel free to share this invitation with potentially interested partners in your network. To register for the webinar, please follow this link.


Apr 01
Feasibility Study: promoting local democratic governance, participation and accountability in Georgia

​The purpose of the feasibility study is to provide the SCO South Caucasus with a sound analysis and advice to determine feasibility and efficiency of initiating a new project promoting democratic governance, participation and accountability on the local level by supporting institutional enhancement of local councils and fostering citizens' engagement in local decision-making in Georgia.

During the assignment, the consultants will focus on the following objectives:

  • Conduct a comprehensive context analysis, including aspects of political economy, based on a desk review and targeted interviews

  • Perform a detailed stakeholders' analysis (who has what kinds of interests and power, how are the relations and who are possible local 'drivers of change')

  • Verify and comment the assumptions and hypothesis of the office; offer flexible mechanisms to monitor the assumptions and hypothesis

  • Identify possible lines of intervention for the SDC's support

  • In consultation with the office, develop a project concept note, estimated modalities, timeframe and budget for implementation

Please find the full document ​here. 

Interested candidates, including consulting firms and individual consultants, are invited to send an application package, including the below listed documents, in English to the following emails: (Attn: Mrs. Sophia Svanadze) and by 26 April, 2021.


Mar 30
Postcards from the Journey

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