Overview of Pilot Local Governments / Municipalities

Cambodia

  • Pilot City: Choam Chao Sangkat
  • Replication of Best Practice 14 (Thematic Area 4: Fiscal Management and Investment Planning): "Peoples’ Oriented Approach in Rearranging Traditional Market and Street Vendors  for a More Livable City", Solo, Indonesia (Humane Relocation and Empowerment of Street Vendors)

 

  • Pilot City: Kampot Municipality
  • Replication of Best Practice 12 (Thematic Area 3: Inclusive urban public services): "Marikina Eco Savers Project", Marikina City, Philippines

Indonesia

  • Pilot City: Kupang
  • Replication of Best Practice 12 (Thematic Area 3: Inclusive urban public services): "Marikina Eco Savers Project", Marikina City, Philippines

 

  • Pilot City: Pangkal Pinang
  • Replication of Best Practice 16 (Thematic Area 4: Fiscal Management and Investment Planning): "Tubigon Mariculture Project", Tubigon, Philippines

 

  • Pilot City: Tarakan
  • Replication of Best Practices 12 (Thematic Area 3: Inclusive urban public services): "Marikina Eco Savers Project", Marikina City, Philippines

 

  • Pilot City: Wakatobi
  • Replication of Best Practices 11 (Thematic Area 3: Inclusive urban public services): "Low Carbon City", Muangklang Town, Thailand

Philippines

  • Pilot City: Bacolod City
  • Replication of Best Practice 3 (Thematic Area 1: People participation in planning and decision making): "People-Private-Public Partnership (PPPP) to improve local infrastructure", Toul Sangke Sangkat/Commune, Cambodia

 

  • Pilot City: Misamis Oriental (ManLuNa and BinKiSu)
  • Replication of Best Practice 15 (Thematic Area 4: Fiscal Management and Investment Planning): "Preserving Old Town Architecture and Reviving Traditions as Tourist Attraction and Economic Driver", Phuket City, Thailand

 

Thailand

  • Pilot City: Chiang Rai City
  • Replication of Best Practice 5 (Thematic Area 2: Institutional Governance): "Cooperation between Local Governments to Address Shared Needs", Kartamantul, Indonesia

 

  • Pilot City: Pakkred Municipality
  • Replication of Best Practice 14 (Thematic Area 4: Fiscal Management and Investment Planning): "Humane Relocation and Empowerment of Street Vendors", Solo, Indonesia

 

  • Pilot City: Songkhla
  • Replication of Best Practice 4 (Thematic Area 2: Institutional governance): "E-Government as the Breakthrough to Enhance Government Performance and Services", Yogyakarta, Indonesia

 

  • Pilot City: Yala City
  • Replication of Best Practice 8 (Thematic Area 2: Institutional governance): "Institutional Innovation", Lang Son city, Vietnam

Vietnam

  • Pilot City: Danang City
  • Replication of Best Practice 15 (Thematic Area 4: Fiscal Management and Investment Planning): "Preserving Old Town Architecture and Reviving Traditions as Tourist Attraction and Economic Driver", Phuket City, Thailand

 

  • Pilot City: Tra Vinh City
  • Replication of Best Practice 4 (Thematic Area 2: Institutional governance): "E-Government as the Breakthrough to Enhance Government Performance and Services", Yogyakarta, Indonesia

 

  • Pilot City: Vinh City
  • Replication of Best Practice 12 (Thematic Area 3: Inclusive urban public services): "Marikina Eco Savers Project", Marikina City, Philippines

PILOT CITIES - INTRODUCTION

The project is working with 16 pilot local governments/municipalities (pilot cities) throughout the five countries. Pilot places have been proposed by the local government associations and are characterized by the following criteria:

  • Minimum of four years of performance and good track record in exercising local government functions (good governance principles).
  • A solid potential of human resources and adequate qualification and availability of staff.
  • Strong leadership quality of the mayor, senior local government officials, and their willingness to improve existing mechanisms and procedures for people’s participation.
  • Sufficient experience and competence in the thematic fields.
  • A clear commitment by local officials to become a pilot municipality--including commitment for financial contributions (e.g. can be given in the form of work, time and other efforts, or financially), if necessary.

Once pilot cities had been selected, the best-practice model from the “success” country has been translated into a “transfer concept,” reflecting the specific needs and circumstances of each pilot local government/municipality (pilot city). All 16 pilots received an extensive capacity-building program to facilitate the implementation of the best practices after the finalization of the transfer concept. During the implementation period, experts are currently monitoring the status of implementation and further consult the pilot municipalities in the replication process. Additional exchange visits between “success” places and pilot places might take place.

At the end of the project lifetime, awards for extraordinary efforts and results in the promotion of democratic local governance will be given to at least five participating pilot local governments/municipalities. A documentation of the transfer process will be published in English and local languages.