The phase 2 of the Municipal Spatial Planning Support
Programme (MuSPP2) focused on
cooperation with stakeholders to render sustainability to the cyclic planning
approach including integration of informal settlements and sub-plans such as
cultural heritage conservation and enhancing planning policies and instruments.
One of the key objectives was to cooperate with stakeholders to design and
implement projects, the project also looked at replication and upscaling the
experiences and municipal planning processes in Kosovo.
MuSPP2 project was funded from the Government of Sweden
through the Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency, Sida and
implemented from UN-Habitat in Kosovo, with the support of the Ministry of
Environment and Spatial Planning. MuSPP 2 supported various partner municipalities:
Mitrovice/Mitrovica, Peje/Pec, Prizren, Gjilan/Gnjilane, Ferizaj/Urosevac,
Junik, Hani i Elezit/ Elez Han, as key counterparts. Some activities were held with
the Ministry for Local Government Administration and the Association of Kosovo
MuSPP2 intended to ensure consolidation of the planning activities conducted under MuSPP1. In line with this the programme strengthened capacities of the local authorities and their professional officers for the implementation of municipal and urban development plans developed under MuSPP1, assisted in policies aimed at improving living conditions and security of tenure of vulnerable groups living in Informal Settlements through consolidated efforts of central, local and community structures. MuSPP2 managed a more direct involvement of civil society organisations in the implementation of the programme through the system of cooperation agreements. Based on the lessons learned from the earlier experience, the delivery of technical advice and support had been done through a project-based approach with a strong result orientation.