Supporting Decentralization in Libya

Supporting Decentralization in Libya

Case | Policy

Libya is currently witnessing an increased escalation in fighting as General Haftar commanded of the so-called Libyan National Army is trying to take control of Tripoli from the internationally recognized Government of National Accord. Our Principal Alexander Kjaerum weighted in on the developments for Danish Radio P1 Orientering discussing the prospects and role of foreign powers and UN.

Our Principal at Voluntās Policy Advisory, Alexander Kjærum, was invited to  ‘P1 Orientering’ on Danmarks Radio to speak about the recent escalation in fighting in Libya, the role of foreign powers in Libya, UN and General Haftar. You can listen to it by clicking the image.

One option in focus by the international community is further decentralization of power, enhancing power at the municipal level to generate trust in public governance institutions. In 2012, Law no. 59 ‘Concerning the Local Administration System’ laid the foundation for decentralization determining the relationship between local and national level institutions. The implementation of this law has however not been very successful so far as there is still a lack of clarify on roles and responsibilities of different government actors, gap between the law and the actual governance system, as well as external constraints such as insecurity and limited funding.

Voluntas has been hired to carry out a political economy analysis to assess the challenges, risks, limitations, and opportunities of decentralization programming. To this end, Voluntas designed an analytical framework to investigate the dynamics of power, economic and social forces influencing development, and how prospective interventions may interact with these dynamics.

Our Head of Tunis Office, traveled to Libya and conducted +15 interviews and 3 FGDs with mayors, political leaders, civil society, expert and representatives from international organization. Furthermore more than 30 reports and publications on decentralization, Libya, and local governance were reviewed to identify trends and knowledge gaps Based on the data collected and desk-review of other material, we provided the client with a report laying out pathways for reform and programming despite the contextual challenges.

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PPP opportunities in South Africa’s water sector

PPP opportunities in South Africa’s water sector

Voluntas partners with the Confederation of Danish Industry and the National Business Initiative, a voluntary South African business coalition founded by Nelson Mandela, to determine the potential of Public-Private Partnerships to address the water gap.

Management consultants by profession and philosophers by heart, we work with public actors, private enterprises and investors from around the world in shaping investment strategies, business development and policy with a meaningful impact. We believe it significantly increases the quality of living, while we know it sustainably accelerates the productivity and profitability of doing business. We pursue advisory, investments and analytics to bring a fundamental change to the way human potential is led and realized.

Copenhagen

Wildersgade 10b

3rd floor

1408 København K

Tunis

2 Rue Hannibal

Gammarth Supérieur

Tunis

Contact

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+45 30 53 59 79

Arctic Business Analysis

Arctic Business Analysis

Policy | Report

Situation

In recent years, there has been an increased attention to the Arctic region and its potential to become a region with rapid economic development.

However, at present there is not a single overview of the status quo in the region, let alone future opportunities for sustainable business development, economic growth and investment possibilities.

Solution

Voluntas maps the Nordic Arctic business environment in partnership with the Confederation of Danish Industry. We develop case studies and make actionable and practical recommendations for how to promote sustainable business development in the Arctic.

Outcome

The analysis will be central to the client’s funding activities and directly contribute to an informed and fact-based policy agenda.

 

To read the analyses, please click on the reports below

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

PPPs and Business Cooperation

Bioeconomy

 

Creative and Cultural Industries

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Management consultants by profession and philosophers by heart, we work with public actors, private enterprises and investors from around the world in shaping investment strategies, business development and policy with a meaningful impact. We believe it significantly increases the quality of living, while we know it sustainably accelerates the productivity and profitability of doing business. We pursue advisory, investments and analytics to bring a fundamental change to the way human potential is led and realized.

Copenhagen

Wildersgade 10b

3rd floor

1408 København K

Tunis

2 Rue Hannibal

Gammarth Supérieur

Tunis

Contact

info@voluntasgroup.com

+45 30 53 59 79

State of the Syria crisis response: Assessing Humanitarian and Development Challenges

State of the Syria crisis response: Assessing Humanitarian and Development Challenges

Policy | Report

Enabling human potential in displacement

 

More than 66 million around the world are displaced from their homes. Nowhere is the realization of human potential more challenged than in conflict zones and situations of displacement. Voluntās Advisory has helped the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs identify how they could expand their support to Syrian refugees living in Jordan and Lebanon.

Identifying some of the main challenges to refugees living in safety and dignity – necessary pre-condition for realizing your human potential – we ensured that Denmark would support Syrian refugees access to health care in Jordan, enhanced social protection in Lebanon, as well as capacity building of local civil society organization so they can continue to play an important role in providing support and services to refugees and vulnerable Lebanese families.

By the way, our second annual State of the Syria crisis response: Assessing Humanitarian and Development Challenges found that meaningfulness was one of the key drivers of the perception of response performance. The more the respondents feel that the work his/her organization resonates with their own personal values, the more positive the respondent views the response performance.

Third Annual Report
June 2019

Second Annual Report
April 2018

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Management consultants by profession and philosophers by heart, we work with public actors, private enterprises and investors from around the world in shaping investment strategies, business development and policy with a meaningful impact. We believe it significantly increases the quality of living, while we know it sustainably accelerates the productivity and profitability of doing business. We pursue advisory, investments and analytics to bring a fundamental change to the way human potential is led and realized.

Copenhagen

Wildersgade 10b

3rd floor

1408 København K

Tunis

2 Rue Hannibal

Gammarth Supérieur

Tunis

Contact

info@voluntasgroup.com

+45 30 53 59 79

PPP opportunities in South Africa’s water sector

PPP opportunities in South Africa’s water sector

Case | Policy

Situation

South Africa faces a looming water gap, already reaching an acute state in Cape Town. The water supply is only likely to decrease further with global warming with a projected water deficit of 17% by 2030.

As a result, there is a need to invest an estimated 700B rand over the next 10 years, only half of which is included in the current public budgets. There is therefore an urgent need to attract private finance to refurbish the current infrastructure, build new sources of supply and develop new mechanisms for re-use.

Solution

Voluntas partners with the Confederation of Danish Industry and the National Business Initiative, a voluntary South African business coalition founded by Nelson Mandela, to determine the potential of Public-Private Partnerships to address the water gap.

Together we take a dialogue-based, bottom-up approach to identifying PPP opportunities, building on a combination of international best practice and local input to recommend a custom-tailored approach.

Outcome

The end goal of the project is a coalition of key stakeholders in South Africa that develops high-impact PPPs in the water sector.

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Supporting Decentralization in Libya

Supporting Decentralization in Libya

Libya is currently witnessing an increased escalation in fighting as General Haftar commanded of the so-called Libyan National Army is trying to take control of Tripoli from the internationally recognized Government of National Accord.

Management consultants by profession and philosophers by heart, we work with public actors, private enterprises and investors from around the world in shaping investment strategies, business development and policy with a meaningful impact. We believe it significantly increases the quality of living, while we know it sustainably accelerates the productivity and profitability of doing business. We pursue advisory, investments and analytics to bring a fundamental change to the way human potential is led and realized.

Copenhagen

Wildersgade 10b

3rd floor

1408 København K

Tunis

2 Rue Hannibal

Gammarth Supérieur

Tunis

Contact

info@voluntasgroup.com

+45 30 53 59 79

Sahel-Maghreb Policy Engagement

Sahel-Maghreb Policy Engagement

Case | Policy

Situation

Migration, transnational criminal networks and state fragility in the Sahel-Maghreb are becoming an increasing challenge for EU and an effective policy response is needed.

Solution

Together with the Danish Institute for International Studies we have established a research platform with experts from EU, US and the Sahel-Maghreb region to provide ongoing policy inputs to the Danish MFA.

Outcome

An evidence-based policy addressing the root causes of migration, state fragility and transnational crime building on scalable, local-level interventions.

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Management consultants by profession and philosophers by heart, we work with public actors, private enterprises and investors from around the world in shaping investment strategies, business development and policy with a meaningful impact. We believe it significantly increases the quality of living, while we know it sustainably accelerates the productivity and profitability of doing business. We pursue advisory, investments and analytics to bring a fundamental change to the way human potential is led and realized.

Copenhagen

Wildersgade 10b

3rd floor

1408 København K

Tunis

2 Rue Hannibal

Gammarth Supérieur

Tunis

Contact

info@voluntasgroup.com

+45 30 53 59 79

Third Party Monitoring

Third Party Monitoring

Case | Policy

Situation

Conflict in Libya has seen more than 400,000 people being internally displaced and international organizations and NGOs have had to evacuate to Tunis, making it difficult to monitor their activities on the ground in Libya.

Solution

We monitor food distributions by WFP’s local partners, assessing issues and challenges in the distribution process, as well as give beneficiaries an opportunity to provide feedback to WFP.

Outcome

Our ongoing monitor help to ensure accountability and efficient provision of food aid to vulnerable groups, improving the operations of WFP local partners.

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Management consultants by profession and philosophers by heart, we work with public actors, private enterprises and investors from around the world in shaping investment strategies, business development and policy with a meaningful impact. We believe it significantly increases the quality of living, while we know it sustainably accelerates the productivity and profitability of doing business. We pursue advisory, investments and analytics to bring a fundamental change to the way human potential is led and realized.

Copenhagen

Wildersgade 10b

3rd floor

1408 København K

Tunis

2 Rue Hannibal

Gammarth Supérieur

Tunis

Contact

info@voluntasgroup.com

+45 30 53 59 79