Sustaining the putting in place of Local Integrity Systems (LIS)
The decentralisation process is making some progress in Togo thanks to the support of several technical and financial partners. A new legal framework was adopted with decree n°2007-011 of 13th March 2007 relating to decentralisation and local freedoms and several implementation texts were adopted.
In addition, several studies were commissioned including the study of the breaking down of the territory into urban districts along with a project of creation of new rural and urban districts ; the study of the local finance and the tax law and on the communication strategies that made it possible to organise regional assessment meetings and to draft and publicise four types of guides to be used by the local collectivities.
Besides, a strategic and implementation framework for both decentralisation and local government accompanied by a roadmap (in December 2012 to January 2013) was drafted, alongwith the availability of both international and national experts, the training of top executives in matters of decentralisation. Moreover, the government enjoys the material accompaniment that will permit them to function smoothly and efficiently and to have the expertise that they need in matters of decentralisation, local governance, and communication.
The civil society, understood to be various organised groups within the population (associations, NGOs, Trade Unions, etc.) has as its role to mobilise and train the citizens of the territorial collectivities, to sustain the local development initiatives, to establish a partnership with the local authorities, to participate in the management and the construction of the local space, to defend the interests of the citizens.
In its capacity as the National Contact of Transparency International in Togo, ANCE has a crucial role to play in the decentralisation process through the development, the dissemination, the technical and legal assistance to establish integrity local instruments (struggle against corruption) at the local district and at the regional level.
To promote a better local economic governance through the adoption and the implementation of an Integrity Local System (ILS)
- To undertake a pilot evaluation study of the Integrity Local System of an urban or rural district accompanied with recommendations
- To draft an implementation work plan for the recommendations ;
- To build the capacity of the local stakeholders on the techniques and success stories in matters of anticorruption struggle ;
- To organise the implementation monitoring activities
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