GPAR Governance and Public Administration Reform

Project completed

The National Governance and Public Administration Reform programme is the countrywide sector programme to strengthen the public administration and improve service delivery. It includes 8 components covering the entire PAR agenda of the GOL, from policy development to reform implementation. SDC will focus its support to aspects related to the local level where results impacting on the life of the population are more concrete, with the objective : “to improve the lives of citizens, especially the poor and vulnerable through increased access to more responsive services”. The National GPAR Programme is composed of 8 clusters corresponding to the main capacity development priorities of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA): (1) Strengthening legal and institutional frameworks for effective public administration; (2) Organizational development in the state machinery; (3) Organizational development in the local administration; (4) Strengthening capacity and service delivery of local administrations; (5) Strengthening civil service management systems; (6) Civil Service Training Institute; (7) Strengthening institutional frameworks and capacity to expand civil society, (8) National Programme Secretariat and sector partnerships.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Rule of Law - Democracy - Human rights
Public sector policy
01.06.2007 - 31.12.2011
CHF 4'995'000
Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Development cooperation
Project partners Contract partner
International Financial Institution (IFI)
International or foreign NGO
United Nations Organization (UNO)
  • Other international or foreign NGO North
  • SDC Field Office
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • World Bank - International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   4'995'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   4'388'344
Project phases Phase 4 01.08.2017 - 31.07.2021   (Current phase) Phase 3 13.03.2012 - 31.12.2016   (Completed)

Phase 2 01.06.2007 - 31.12.2011   (Completed)