Good governance aims at improving the situation of the good governance in Kosovo by informing citizens and representatives of public institutions about the importance of principles of good governance at the municipal level.
Adhering to the principles of good governance leads to better results for local governments and local communities. In this section, readers are provided with basic knowledge and understanding of the concept of good governance.
Good governance does not have to do with making of "correct" decisions, but about the best possible process for making of these decisions. Good governance does not only relate to performance of the institutions, but also to the contribution and participation of citizens in the process of decision-making and enforcement of the decisions.
Local government is about institutions or specific entities established to exercise state powers which are not reserved for central institutions as well as to provide numerous specific services within a relatively small geographic area.
Competencies of local government are regulated by the Constitution of Kosovo and by the Law on Local Self-Government. The purpose of this law is to enable existence of a sustainable system of local self-government and improve efficiency of public services.
In Kosovo, municipal competencies are divided into own competencies, delegated competencies and enhanced...
Understanding the role and the mutual relations between municipal bodies and functionaries, understanding of differences, of limitations in their activity is vital for the functioning of good governance. Therefore, special role for each of them, as well as mutual relations that arise between them, should be addressed.
Own (core) competencies imply complete and exclusive competencies that belong to municipalities only. Own competencies are listed in Article 17 of the Law on Local Self-Government.
Areas that are own competency of the municipalities relate to the everyday services and needs of citizens or...
Municipal assembly, mayor, assembly members and municipal administration, all of them play an extremely important role as to the functioning of the municipality. Understanding their roles contributes to improving the proces of good governance.
This section shall broaden on the roles of these...
Central level authorities may delegate responsibility to municipalities regarding cadastral records, civil registration, voter registration, business registration and licensing, distribution of social assistance...
Municipal Assembly is the highest body in the municipality. This body is composed of members of the municipal assembly, who are elected by the direct vote of the citizens, and is led by a chairperson who is...