Category: homepage blog

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Dec2017
In collaboration with the Asia Foundation, GSEF organised a SSE session on ‘Economic Development for Inclusive Cities’ on November 6th, at the CityNet 8th Congress took place in Colombo, Sri Lanka (5 ~ 8 Nov, 2017. http://colombo2017.citynetcongress.org). Various innovative urban initiatives were ... Read More
December 2, 2017adminshan

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Jul2017
The Sub-national Governance Program has been continuously supporting Local Authorities across the island to reach a standard of excellence, with a special focus on three themes so far. Maximizing own revenue generation Improving arrears collection efficiency Enhancing citizen friendly services The Jaffna MC has been a pilot site of The Asia Foundation ... Read More
July 11, 2017adminshan

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Jul2017

What is STRAM?

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Do you want your Local Authority (LA) to increase their revenue to better serve the public? Do you want your LA to have access to accurate and up to date information that is mapped? If you answered yes to these questions you have come to the right place!  The Spatial ... Read More
July 10, 2017adminshan

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Jun2017
The Mannar Urban Council was supported by The Asia Foundation in 2015 to transform the quality of citizen services offered to citizens of the area. Prior to the TAF intervention, the council was poorly maintained, with low staff capacity and knowledge. The manner in which the staff process applications, and addressed ... Read More
June 13, 2017adminshan

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Jun2017
The research carried out regarding arrears of Revenue of the Vavuniya Urban Council (Vavuniya UC) under the project Local Government Economic Governance ( LEG) implemented by Vavuniya UC in co- ordination with the Asia Foundation revealed that a sum of Rs. 36 million remained as arrears in Assess- ... Read More
June 1, 2017adminshan

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Apr2017
There is a buzzing interest among stake holders of Sri Lanka’s local governance sector to strengthen and improve the quality of citizen services delivered at grass-root level. In order to improve staff capacity, Local government officials from selected areas have been exposed to an immense amount of trainings on various ... Read More
April 19, 2017adminshan

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Apr2017

Who Owns Your Road…?

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A simple question yet tough to answer. There are mainly two types of roads: public and private. A road is considered private when one or more citizens own it. An owner(s) is responsible for the maintenance of these roads. Further, to use a private road one must receive the permission ... Read More
April 19, 2017adminshan

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Apr2017
The Urban Council of Chillaw took a unique, noteworthy step towards enhancing the relationship between the local government institution and its citizenry in February 2017. The secretary A.A. Jayasiri recognized five individuals of the urban council area who have silently served their community and country over the years. In an ... Read More
April 19, 2017adminshan

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Apr2017
The Municipal Council of Jaffna is mandated to regulate the land and buildings within the MC area, include the coordination of the following processors; Construction of new buildings Renovation of buildings Sub-division of lands into plots Amalgamation of land plots The project to digitize ... Read More
April 19, 2017adminshan

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Apr2017
Sri Lanka Northern Provincial Council Capacity Building Program The Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has provided a grant to The Asia Foundation to support the implementation of a program titled Sri Lanka Northern Provincial Council Capacity Building Program (NPCCB). The overall goal of the Sri ... Read More
April 19, 2017adminshan