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1 Mechanisms for Gradual Change of Social Services and Inclusion of Non-governmental Service Providers Sofia, July 2007

2 What did we need the mechanisms for? What did we want to achieve? To gradually introduce new services and new service providers To address some of the needs immediately, not waiting for the whole system to reform To keep financing numerous and high-quality NGOs that emerged and were financed by humanitarian donor community during the period of sanctions

3 What did we need the mechanisms for? What did we want to achieve? To involve the state institutions into the reforms not only NGOs, and to overcome antagonism between the state and NGO sector To pilot services through one or two mechanisms instead of piloting through many different donors projects To create tools for donor coordination To disseminate reform ideas among the stakeholders at local level – involving them into the reform process at least by their engagement in applying to the funds

4 Introduced mechanisms: DISABLED PERSONS ORGANIZATIONS FUND (DPOF) SOCIAL INNOVATION FUND (SIF)

5 Both funds represent: Mechanisms for reform / introduction of new services/service providers Decentralization mechanisms Mechanisms for covering transition costs Mechanisms for good practices transmission and capacity building at local level

6 Both funds: Finance projects/initiatives at local level Insist on sustainability and/ or co-financing from local governments Give priority to partnerships between the GO and NGO sector Have built in qualitative and financial auditing At the latter stage - involvement of six NGOs as Units for M&E

7 Differences between DPOF and SIF Disability Persons Organizations Fund (DPOF): Only finances services related to persons with disabilities Primarily supports DPOs (NGOs) Exclusively financed from the (state) budget Served as a pilot exercise for SIF projects

8 Differences between DPOF and SIF Social Innovation Fund (SIF): Has a wider scope, encompassing all social welfare services Insists on partnership and provides equal status of all service providers (GO & NGO) Financed from budget and donor funds Complements reform-oriented projects, esp. transformation of institutions and foster care

9 DPOF Typical projects targeting children and youth Day care centers/Day care activities Education & training of children with disabilities Campaigns for awareness raising Inclusion Removing barriers Advocacy

10 SIF Typical projects targeting children and youth Safe houses for women and children victims of abuse and violence Daycare Centers for children with disabilities Clubs for youth in conflict with the law Halfway houses Kindergartens on wheels for children with disabilities, Roma children, children victims of violence

11 Calls for Proposals – number of projects DPOF Calls for Proposals Total 538 projects in the amount of 4.9 million Euro SIF Calls for Proposals Total 212 projects in the amount of 5.2 million Euro

12 Involvement of NGOs, partnerships & sustainability DPOF All projects implemented by NGOs Partnership of GO and NGO almost not present No data on sustainability SIF NGOs are the main implementing partners in approx. 35% of projects Partnership of GO and NGO is present in between 75% and 100% of the projects Sustainability is a bigger problem for projects implemented by NGOs

13 Next steps Regarding the regular financing of alternative services and inclusion of NGO and private sector as service providers: Analysis of experience generated by SIF and DPOF Defining standards for services Introducing licensing and accreditation Further development of M&E at national level Incentives for LSG to finance services in their mandate Spreading the concept among LSG of organizing calls for proposals for financing services

14 Next steps Regarding the regular financing of alternative services and inclusion of NGO and private sector as service providers: Defining and disseminating ready made models for different services, with suggested prices and procedures for selecting service providers Establishing funds at national level for sustainable financing, particularly for: Services in small and under capacitated municipalities Services considered as priority on the national level but not necessarily on the local level Covering transition costs in establishing services


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