Effective service delivery through local governance

Enhancing social engagement and accountability through culture and arts, occupied Palestinian territory
Enhancing social engagement and accountability through culture and arts, occupied Palestinian territory © AMQF/ Yes Theatre

The objective of this domain is to: "Strengthen local and national institutions in providing public services in a transparent, inclusive and accountable manner."

Switzerland will support local authorities and civil society organisations in marginalised areas to improve the provision of quality services and strengthen social accountability. The following three lines of activities will be implemented: 1) Enhance the capacities of selected local authorities to provide quality public services to vulnerable communities without discrimination; 2) Strengthen the ability of selected vulnerable communities to actively participate in local decision-making and to hold their authorities accountable; 3) enable municipalities and grassroots organisations to participate in the relief and recovery efforts in Gaza, while ensuring effective participation of all citizens.

Cultural activities will be supported as a means to increase public debate on democracy and governance and to encourage youth participation.

For more information please refer to the SCO Projects list