Strengthening Local Democracy in North West Russia 1995-2000

Sida Evaluation
Ilari Karppi , Kaisa Lähteenmäki-Smith
In December 2000 the Department of Central and Eastern Europe assigned Nordregio to evaluate a set of projects carried out by the Swedish Association of Local Authorities in North-west Russia and an assessment of their results and preliminary impacts on the restructuring of the Russian local administration towards institutional stability and better functioning democratic governance. The evaluation implementation Team consisted of Stockholm Home Office functions at Nordregio, carried out by Dr. Kaisa Lähteenmäki-Smith and a mobile field unit in charge of Dr. Ilari Karppi, professor of regional development and planning at university of Tampere, Finland, on leave of absence from Nordregio.

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