The local administration in Libya is facing challenges in strategic planning. To analyse these challenges and find the solutions, Democracy Reporting International (DRI) brought together a group of local and international intellectuals in the field of strategic planning. This project is part of the “Improved Service Delivery and Accountability at Local Level” project (ISAL), financed by the European Union and with the support of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The goal was to investigate the reality of strategic planning withing the Libyan local administration and explore municipalities’ best policies and practices in the field of development and service delivery to the citizens. Moreover, the study was also aimed at proposing recommendations to decision makers at the national and local levels.
This study identified the reality of strategic planning in the selected municipalities and the most important policies used in to support better participation of women and youth in order to integrate them into planning policies at the community level. This qualitative research, which targeted 16 municipal councils in Libya, also focuses on the impact of the relationship between the planning process at the central level with its counterpart at the local level, and the impact of centralization-decentralization relations on the transfer of competencies from the central authority to the local level.
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