Webinar: Service delivery and crisis management

ECA Knowledge Week, November 7-11, 2022

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 (10:00 am DC time/16:00 Budapest time/21:00 Almaty time)

During the COVID-19 pandemic, local governments throughout the EECA region faced numerous challenges in terms of responding to emergencies. What started as a health crisis, followed with the war in Ukraine, turned into the biggest economic recession since the World War II, with severe and long-lasting consequences. Fiscal pressures emanating from the consequences of the pandemic coupled with ensuing inflationary pressures, local governments today face significant challenges in providing basic local services. As the crises deepens the number of vulnerable people increase which puts pressures on local governments in achieving social inclusion, supporting vulnerable groups and contributing towards the achievement of SDGs. This session will discuss local service delivery and crisis management challenges in the region.

This webinar session is co-hosted by NALAS.

Note that interpretation (English-Russian) will be provided.

IntroductionMediha Agar, World Bank, Moderator
NALAS Regional Decentralization Observatory – findings on local public services in SEEBoran Ivanoski, NALAS Programme Officer
Support to LGs in improvement of social inclusion – application of the LNOB PrincipleMirjana Komnenovic, Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities, Serbia
The Impact of COVID & financial crisis in the Local Government System in Republic of Kosovo*Besnik Tahiri, Member of Parliament; Founder, Kosovo Local Government Institute
Role of public service delivery reform in public administration in Uzbekistan: Issues and OptionsGayrat Satvaldiev, UNDP Uzbekistan
Discussion / Q&AModerator, audience, and panelists

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence

This webinar is part of the Local Public Sector Alliance Knowledge Sharing Week on Decentralization and Local Development in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECA)