Latvian municipalities deliver many services to the public but they have tight budgetary constraints. Norway has developed a ‘smart’ governance approach which is being used as a model in Latvia.
Capacity-building and institutional cooperation with Norwegian public institutions, local and regional authorities
Well-functioning public institutions contribute to social and economic development. Developing public sector capacity through cooperation is an important activity within many programmes supported by the Grants.
Norway supports specific capacity building programmes in seven counties. These programmes aim to improve the skills of public sector employees, enhance the quality of services and strengthen cooperation between public institutions and local and regional authorities.
Read about the programme in each country to find out what activities are funded, how to apply, or how to get involved as a partner.
Funding is available for entities registered in the seven beneficiary countries. These may include, inter alia, public institutions and local and regional authorities.
Several Norwegian organisations are involved in donor programme partners including the Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities in Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia and Lithuania and the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority in Romania. They can assist Norwegian entities who wish to get involved as partners.
Project partnerships between entities in the donor and beneficiary countries are also encouraged.
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