Current tools on Good Governance
The development and promotion of new innovative capacity-building tools is among the Centre’s priorities. These tools take inspiration from the best of European practice and enable the reinforcement and evaluation of local authorities’ capacities in a variety of areas. The tools are regularly revised and updated.
All interested bodies are encouraged to use the tools, provided that the copyright is respected, qualified and certified by the Centre experts are used, and the Centre is informed. The Centre can provide assistance in the tools’ adaptation, implementation and training of national experts.
The toolkit is designed to help local authorities by providing a self-assessment instrument to develop effective policy responses.
The toolkit provides an integrated framework that guides local authorities in the design and implementation of context-based strategies to increase a community’s civil participation.
Download Civil Participation in Decision-Making operational toolkit (This tool is intended as a companion to local policy- makers to identify the local stakeholders to be engaged in a participatory processes to foster citizens’ engagement in local decision-making processes. It is based on three steps which allow to automatically generate the stakeholder mapping in the Excel document.)
The Label is awarded to local authorities which can demonstrate respect of the 12 Principles of Good Democratic Governance, through a self-evaluation and benchmarking process.
Human Resources and Leadership
The TNA toolkit sets out the four steps in training and capacity needs analysis and offers guidance in developing national training and capacity-building strategy for local governments.
The HRM toolkit is a practical guide for developing the human resources capacities and management. It includes guidance on job descriptions, recruitment, appraisals, performance management and gender perspective for modern HRM.
The toolkit contributes to the enhancement of HRM and other tools by providing tools and procedures for monitoring and evaluation of training programmes.
Institutional Capacity and Quality Public Services
The toolkit helps develop performance indicators to improve delivery of public services.
The toolkit provides guidance for preparing strategic municipal plans based on citizen participation and a five-step approach.
The BPP toolkit provides municipalities with ideas and guidance to promote successful, transparent, adequate, replicable and sustainable practice.
The LGA toolkit offers the means to analyse and transform the performance of LGAs, in order to become more effective organisations.
This toolkit helps committed public authorities to assess corruption risks, improve public ethics standards, and develop ethical infrastructure.
The toolkit supports evidence-based decision-making by local officials helping them make the best use of available resources.
The toolkit is an analytical instrument for policy-makers for developing accountable and efficient local finance systems.
Territorial and Cross-Border Cooperation
The toolkit presents templates and frameworks to take municipalities through each step of the process to create, establish, implement and evaluate IMC.
The toolkit aims at providing support to decision-makers who consider amalgamation to overcome problems stemming from territorial fragmentation.
The toolkit serves as a step-by-step guide for designing and implementing cross-border projects.
The toolkit sets out practical solutions to support cooperation between municipalities from different countries.
Toolkit for practitioners in cross-border cooperation
The training materials are specifically designed to improve the leadership capacity of mayors and senior officials involved in cross-border cooperation.