Parliament building Belgrade
Parliament building Belgrade ©SDC

What is the goal? Democratic, efficient and effective governance for the benefit of all citizens

With whom we cooperate? National Assembly, Government, line ministries, Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities, local self-governments, civil society organizations and international organizations

What shall be achieved?  Responsible and transparent local self-governments that provide better services for all, strengthened representation and visibility of municipalities, improved capacities of National Assembly and local self-governments to respond effectively to citizens’ needs, enhanced social inclusion, improved quality of life for all and better informed citizens through active participation and involvement in decision-making processes

Resources: 36 million Euros

A young woman places a folded ballot paper in the ballot box.
The objectives of the SDC include supporting fair and transparent elections, for example in Tunisia. © SDC

The objective of governance is to create an environment that strengthens rule of law and human rights, gender equality, appropriate distribution of power and macro-economic stability. Governance is a strategic objective of SDC development cooperation.

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