Capital Investment Facility (CIF) is introduced to northern Kosovo municipalities
partner municipalities of the Inclusive Development Programme have now an
opportunity to get a CIF support in co-financing and co-developing creative
ideas extracted from the joint developed spatial planning document and/ or
policies into tangible projects for the benefit of the communities/ citizens.
The primary objective of the CIF is to support
physical construction or arrangement of strategic facilities or infrastructure
or services that is beneficial to the municipality, for example through
advancing the revitalization and redevelopment of public spaces as neutral
places of civic interaction or enhancing the environmental quality or
preserving heritage; that promotes and demonstrates the added-value of
inter-municipal cooperation (IMC) north-north and north-south and related
facilities, through support
cost-sharing and economies of scale in enhancement of regional infrastructure
and service provision.
the implementation of selected Capital Investment Projects (CIPs), the
Programme also aims to accelerate the transfer of knowledge/skills and capacity
building of municipal staff as well as the relevant stakeholders to plan and
prepare for the investment in capital projects and to manage and monitor the
implementation process as well as the future sustainable operations and
management of the asset. Beyond turning the plans into concrete improvements on
the ground, this component will be supporting the empowerment of communities
and their representatives to understand and to participate in project
development, implementation and monitoring, amongst other things to enhance the
proper use and sustainability of the interventions and thereby to add to the
quality of life.
The in-house developed
eligible project concepts respectively project plans and proposals must undergo
the application process and be greenlighted by the Review Panel comprised of
the Programme (Swedish Development Cooperation as the funder and UN-Habitat and
PAX/CBM as the implementers) and the Partners (Ministry of Environment and
Spatial Planning and Ministry of Local Government Administration). The planning/
design stage would be concluded by signing an Agreement of Cooperation for each
CIP setting the responsibilities of both parties (the Programme and the Partner
Municipality/ ies) for the project implementation and post-implementation
stages. Apart from the support that would be provided during the planning/
design stage to the Municipalities, the Programme would ensure its equal
participation in the project tendering, implementation monitoring, performing
financial procedures, reporting, auditing, etc.
Looking forward to receive inspired project proposals from the partner Municipalities.