Guidelines for local decision makers for Municipal Asset Management Toolkit

low-AM_Toolkit29 July 2015 – The Municipal Asset Management Toolkit – Guidelines for local decision makers, Regional report on practices in the field of asset management and Report on international practices in the field of municipal asset management have been prepared within the project “Asset management in the area of water supply and waste water treatment in South East Europe”, financed by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Swiss Government, and implemented by the GIZ Open Regional Fund for the Modernization of Municipal Services and the Network of Associations of Local Authorities of South East Europe (NALAS), in cooperation with local government associations including the Union of Municipalities of Montenegro.

The Asset Management Toolkit in intended for local decision-makers, both in Municipalities and Public Utility Companies, who should act together in using the toolkit, reconciling their differences and interests and focusing on what is best for the community regarding provision of public utility services.
The purpose of the toolkit is introducing decision-makers with the systematic approach to management of public utility assets (water and waste water assets), as well as providing the guidance on implementation of asset management practices.
The use of this toolkit should assist decision-makers in the following:

– Establishing a better organizational structure and designation of responsibilities in managing public utility assets,
– Gradually introducing asset management practices as part of everyday activities.
The toolkit should enable readers to identify gaps or challenges, and draw up a strategy for addressing these challenges using information and other resources assembled for this purpose.

–  Municipal Asset Management Toolkit (.PDF)

Regional report on AM practices (.PDF)

– Report on International AM Practices (.PDF)

Short Asset Management Toolkit Brochure (.PDF)