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NALAS Regional Decentralisation Observatory

Name NALAS Regional Decentralisation Observatory
Country The whole region
Programme Component LOGON
Year 2017
Priority Theme EU Integrations
Topic EU Integrations
Implementing Organisations NALAS - Network of Associations of Local Authorities of the South-East Europe
Partner Organisations Regional Cooperation Council, OSCE, Swiss Development Coorperation
Last update 27. 6. 2019 by Giebhart

NALAS Regional Decentralisation Observatory

Objectives and results

Development of the RDO - Regional Decentralization Observatory - a set of indicators as a tool to measure the process of decentralization in the Western Balkans.

Implemented activities

  • Workshop with CEMR in Vienna, 19 May 2017
  • Workshop in Jahorina, Sarajevo, 12-13 September 2017
  • Workshop in Vienna, 5-6 December 2017
  • Workshop in Belgrade, 6-7 Juni 2018
  • Workshop in Skopje, 14-15 November 2018

Over the course of five workshops between 2017 and 2018, the instrument was developed by NALAS, with support of the KDZ, the OSCE and partners from the Western Balkans region. A final version of the Regional Decentralization Observatory (RDO), a set of indicators to measure the process of decentralization in the Western Balkans, was presented to project partners in Skopje in November 2018.

Available materials

  • short videos from the December 2017 Workshop:

The RDO comprises a set of almost 100 indicators within the four dimensions „Autonomy of Local Governments“, „Quality of Local Services“, „Participation and Responsiveness“ and „Local Government Association´s Involvement in Policy Dialogue“. A link to the full RDO indicators will soon be posted.

Further information and contact

The complete RDO was presented to and tested by the project partners from the region in November 2018, final alterations are currently being made.