MDP utilises the knowledge, tools, techniques, and other training modules in skills development where these are identified by clients as areas of need. To achieve multiplier results, training needs will be linked, to institutional development needs.
- To help municipalities accord priority to human resource development as the key to quality service delivery including policies on training.
- To make evident, through publications and training, to local government managers and the public at large the impact of perverse incentives on the quality, responsiveness, and sustainability of local services.
- To support programs for improving knowledge, skills, and new approaches, methods, and techniques required for municipal officials in areas of policy analysis, governance, institutional development, and management.
- To sensitise public managers based on research that identifies major or human development challenges facing local governments such as urban poverty gender inequalities, and environmental degradation that retard development.
- To enable municipalities to ensure accountability by implementing objective systems measuring and rewarding good performance and skills of monitoring and evaluation.
- Support application of tools that are appropriate for human resources.
- Develop policies, planning, utilisation, and professional development and commission research in this area.
- Help national training institutions design and implement training courses that promote efficiency and effectiveness in areas such as performance and financial management and strategic planning.
- Offer gender training and sensitisation to officials in local government, thereby promoting the adoption of affirmative and deliberate policies that ensure the equitable participation of women in all MDP activities.
- Disseminate and make available, directly or indirectly training materials and experience of others within and outside the region by supporting networking among national institutions.
- Facilitate the establishment of networks among institutions providing training for local governments,
The strategy of this component is to utilise the tools, techniques, and materials developed in Phases I and II as well as materials that have been developed by partner institutions. For training purposes, extensive use will be made of the manuals, modules, and handbooks developed by UNCHS (Habitat), and UMP on a wide range of management issues and leadership sensitisation on governance and urban management capacity building. National training institutes will be assisted in the design and implementation of their strategic plans and will be introduced to new approaches for addressing human development issues that go beyond conventional approaches. MDP will strengthen support for networking among training institutes and university faculties working in this sector. In Phase III, MDP will devolve most of the training activities at the local level to local institutes, while maintaining the lead in providing regional and high-level capacity-building activities.
- Policy frameworks on human resource development for effective local government in regional and national training institution will be, established.
- Municipalities will adopt good practices in Promoting productivity, reliability, and sustainability of service, delivery.
Networking among training institutions of the region and related professional groups will be improved and effective.
- A critical mass of change will be established as local government and specialised institutions in four of the focus countries contribute in a definitive manner to the transformation of local authorities.
The issue of gender equity as a systematic human resource consideration will be established in at least two focus countries
Sub- Programmes Under HRD
The Human Resources Development Component has the following sub-programmes running under it:
- Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations Course
- African Local Government Action Forum
- Local Economic Development
- Urban and City Management
- Municipal Digital Radio Programme
Background Information on Training and capacity Building
Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations and Financial Management
- IGRF1:Emerging issues from fiscal Decentralisation Study carried out in six African Countries (Zambia, Senegal, Ghana, Swaziland, Uganda and Zimbabwe by Zarubabel Ogom Ojoo
- IGRF2: Decentralisation and Emerging Patterns of Local Governance a comparative analysis of Uganda, Zimbabwe and Zambia by AHJ (Bert) Helmsing
- IGRF3: Local Financial Management Course for Sub-Saharan Africa: Municipal credit and access to credit by Justus J Mika
- IGRF4: Fiscal Decentralisation in Developing Countries: A Review of Current Concepts and Practice by Paul Smoke
- IGRF5: Facilitating Investment in Zimbabwe in the New Millennium: The Case study of the City Of Kwekwe: Zimbabwe by Wilfred E Chihambakwe
- IGRF6: Local Financial Management Course for Sub-Saharan Africa: Revenue Assignment and Management by Zerubabel Ogom Ojoo
- IGRF7: Political Economy of Fiscal Relations and Poverty Reduction by Professor AC Mosha
- IGRF8: Local Financial Management Course for Sub-Saharan Africa: Partnership Development for Sustainable Poverty Reduction by S Wenkere Kisembo
- IGRF9: Comparative Intergovernmental Fiscal Profiles in Selected Countries by Robert F Wagner
Pilot Municipal Anti-Corruption Distance Learning Course for Anglophone Africa
- The Victoria Falls Charter – A Charter For Building Integrity In Local Government Administration In East And Southern Africa
- Service Delivery Surveys: Case Studies Of Pilot Surveys In Kwekwe And Marondera, Zimbabwe
- Pilot Municipal Anti-Corruption Course For Anglophone Africa 23 April 2002 – 25 June 2002: Session Unit 2.2 External Diagnostic Instruments
- Report on the Regional Workshop on the Decentralization and Development of Local Integrity Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa, Durban, South Africa 18 – 20 November 1998
Africa Local Government Action Forum (ALGAF)
ALGAF Phase IV – October 2003 – September 2004
ALGAF Phase III – October 2002 – September 2003
- ALGAF III Brochure
- Presentations: Fiscal Reforms and Service Delivery for Poverty Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa
ALGAF Phase II – November 2001 – August 2002
- Presentations: Linking Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations to Poverty Reduction
ALGAF Pilot Phase – August 2000 – June 2001
Local Economic Development
- Activity brief for resource persons
- REVISED AGENDA – October 2001
- LED course learning objectives
- Sustainable development at COEGA?– Problems and an alternative
- Entrepreneurship And Enterprise Development
- Enterprise And Business Development Framework
- Housing And Settlement Upgrading
- Land And Land Use Development Presented By P. Itai Mbiriri
- Local Economic Development Quick Reference
- Planning For Urban Economic Development: Contemporary Directions And Challenges From The South African Experience
- MDP LED Case Studies From The Region
- Women In Local Government In Eastern And Southern Africa (Part 1)
- Women In Local Government In Eastern And Southern Africa (Part 2)
- Tourism And Local Economic Development: The Case Of The Highlands Meander
- Urban Poverty, Livelihoods And Gender
- PowerPoint 2000 (c) Presentations: (LED_training_materials.zip) – you need WinZip® for this download
- Proceedings from the MDP, University of Zimbabwe and Institute of Social Studies, The Hague The Netherlands Regional Policy Workshop on Local Economic Development 29 October –2 November 2001
Urban And City Management Course
- Capacity Building for Financing Municipal Mobility- Ghana Presentation
- Ndubiwa’s U&CM Paper
- Ethiopia Final Evaluation report
- Global context – African presentation
- Local Economic Development – Mike Mensah
- Manikai Presentation City Strategy & Governance – April 4
- George Matovu’s Opening Speech
- Matrix of Activities
- Planning & Management for Urban Environment – Mubvami Presentation
- Press release
- Public Private Partnerships – African Presentation – Kissembo
- Reducing Corruption Africa presentation
- Revenue Raising, Budgeting and Finance – J. Mika Presentation
- Tanzania City Strategy presentation 9 May
- Tanzania Final Evaluation Report
- U&CM Course Announcement
- Uganda City Development Strategy
- Uganda final evaluation report
- Urban poverty reduction strategies – Balihuta Presentation
- Urban Transport presentation – Mathewos Asfaw
- Urban and City Management Course for Africa Kampala, Uganda – 4-8 March 2002
- Reducing Corruption At The Local Government Level
- Urban and City Management Distance Learning Course for Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda Reducing Corruption at the Local Government Level by Yaw Boachie-Danquah