WHAT WE DID
Since 2005, while DCG’s consultants have provided technical assistance, training, and monitoring and evaluation services regarding local economic development (LED) to over 70 Serbian and Bosnian municipalities, DCG has observed that municipality LED officials and offices have been hampered by lack of organization of information about their municipalities’ demographic and socio-economic characteristics, the resources available to promote and sustain LED, those key stakeholders interested and/or available to participate in LED activities, and other relevant information needed to successfully manage most common LED functions. DCG has observed that timely application of key information elements to LED processes make significant contributions towards successful LED initiatives.
Partnered with Vihor, d.o.o., Serbian IT company from the city of Niš, to develop the - Local Economic Development Information System (LEDIS) software tool
Installed LEDIS in Žepče, Tešan, Mrkonjic Grad and Prijedor municipalities, Bosnia, providing monthly service and support to insure that the software was updated and operating correctly
Trained over 20 Bosnian LED office personnel in use and operation of LEDIS, as well as general LED concepts