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. 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.
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.
To document results of the LEAD program in Somalia, Voluntās Policy Advisory helped SPARK, a Dutch NGO focused on creating jobs for young people in fragile states, estimate impact of activities in terms of jobs creation.
Voluntas Policy Advisory was asked by Hivos to conduct an evaluation of their “Co-Working for Sustainable Employment” program along the OECD-DAC criteria