Assessment Study of Municipal Economic Development in the Danube Region Project Partner Municipalities



GTZ’s Municipal Economic Development in the Danube Region (KWD) project sought to strengthen the roles and abilities of its 4 Serbian partner municipalities of Golubac, Majdanpek, Sokobanja and Zaječar, improve their local economic development institutional framework, and provide technical assistance to transfer skills and know-how needed to manage local economic development effectively and efficiently. In order to most effectively design and implement the technical assistance program, the project needed to know the existing capacities of the partner municipalities to perform local economic development functions and activities.


Designed the assessment format including, development of municipal strategies and action plans, internal organization and communication (e.g. economic development office or other bodies that provide key economic services), quality of service provision, creation of business development tools and public-private partnerships, project cycle management

Conducted the assessment

Collected and reported key data for use throughout the project