PROMAN has gained a leading position as a supplier of high quality services in a number of core sectors. Principal areas of specialisation relate to human and social development and governance.
Decentralisation has been put forward as a powerful tool to reduce poverty and improve governance. PROMAN’s expertise covers the spectrum of policy development, legislation, accountability, support to local authorities, community based development and the development and implementation of local multi-sector development strategies.
Over the last two decades, many central governments in developing countries have entrusted responsibilities to Local Authorities in country development processes, with a view to allowing the definition of public policies and service delivery on local realities. Decentralisation involves the transfer of a range of political authority and powers including revenue-raising, responsibilities in service delivery and financial, human and administrative resources from higher levels in the political system to public authorities at lower levels.
Local development planning is a vital process that allows local governments and the people they represent to take control of and shape their futures. Local development planning involves input and participation from a broad cross-section of the community and other stakeholders. This guarantees that the authority most close to the people is harnessing the best resources possible in planning its future, as well as providing an all-important forum for civic participation, ownership and engagement.
PROMAN’s expertise focuses primarily on: