GFA SOUTH EAST EUROPE AWARDED WORLD BANK PROJECT
A consortium led by GFA South East Europe (GFA SEE) has been awarded the World Bank technical assistance (TA) project Strengthening Capacities of Local Self-Governments (LSGs) in Serbia towards Low-carbon and Resilient Urban Development Investments. This TA is part of the Green, Livable and Resilient Cities in Serbia Program implemented by the World Bank and the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure (MCTI) under its Sustainable Urban and Regional Development (SURGE) Global Umbrella Program, supported by the Swiss Confederation through it’s State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).
The assignment commenced in November 2021, and focuses on sub-national level and supporting selected LSGs with green transition by helping them diagnose, prioritize, and evaluate local development needs.
The intended results are to strengthen capacities in diagnosing and assessing sustainable, low-carbon, and resilient urban development and sector-specific needs, and to improve investment prioritization and identification of potential funding by the government.
Moreover, the project will strengthen capacities to improve sustainable urban development planning, in line with the Sustainable Urban Development Strategy of Serbia, as well as mid-and long-term planning, including the incorporation of climate change mitigation and adaptation considerations. Also, specific interventions in LSGs will be identified, for selection and prioritization by the LSGs.
These interventions would potentially inform the next generation of investments focusing on urban development in Serbia, including urban regeneration, solid waste management, management of public spaces.
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