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Support to municipal finance reform in Lebanon for the improvement of the local development.

Lebanon

Initiative timeframe: 2011/2016

Total initiative costs

€ 2,149,000.0
Reparted as
  • Loans -
  • Grants € 2,149,000.0

Dati finanziari aggiornati al 25.11.2015

Status

50 Complete
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Lebanon


Location

Lebanon

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THE OVERALL OBJECTIVE OF THE PROJECT IS TO IMPROVE THE LINK BETWEEN THE MUNICIPALITIES AND THEIR CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION BY ADRESSING THE ISSUE OF MUNICIPAL FINANCE FOR A SUSTAINABLE IMPROVEMENT OF SERVICE DELIVERY AT LOCAL LEVEL read more close

Main outcome

Contribute to a more balanced socio-economic development in Lebanon through stronger local development based on a modernized municipal administration and effective central support to local administrations

Initiative data

Initiative number 009688
Purpose Decentralisation and support to subnational govt.
Sector I.5.a. Government & Civil Society-general, Total

Subjects

Agency MAE - Direzione Generale per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo
Counterpart authority Ministry of Interior and Municipalities
Representative gianandrea.sandri@esteri.it
Other financiers -

Beneficiaries

The direct beneficiaries are the MoIM and the local administrations as the project will strengthen the role and capacity of the local administration in being a promoter of economic growth and local development. In particular the 42 Union of Municipalities will benefit of the opportunity of the call for proposal and will receive technical assistance to improve the service delivery at local level. Indirect beneficiarie is the Lebanese population of the UoMs

Agreement (Download)

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Date Dec. 28, 2011

Agreement -Annex 1 (Download)

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Date Dec. 28, 2011

Agreement -Annex 2 (Download)

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Date Dec. 28, 2011

Change of Government

Delays in activities startup

Actions taken

Particularly designed Grant Contract allowed Municipalities to use own funds to implement activities and get refunded.

Impossibility to present requested bank guarantees, neither availability of funds in possess of some Municipalities

Delays in activities startup

Actions taken

Italian Embassy/Development Cooperation Office handled all procurement activities related to single projects

Ministry of Interior and Municipalities

Recruitment of Project Director

Status Completed
Type Technical Assistance/Consultancy and related expenses
Procedure Competitive Bidding
Procurement notice Tender preparation

Italian Embassy

Recruitment of Liaison Officer for Local Development Projects

Status Completed
Type Technical Assistance/Consultancy and related expenses
Procedure Competitive Bidding
Procurement notice Tender preparation

Italian Embassy

9 out of 42 applicant Municipalities received funds (30 to 40 thousand euro) to implement local development projects

Status Completed
Type Works, Supply, Services
Procedure Call for Proposal
Procurement notice Tender preparation