GSP/Taqadum legal specialists aimed to build a legally enabling environment for the transfer and performance of functions at a local level through two parallel approaches:
- Assist in the formation and training of Legal Working Units (LWU) from Provincial Council Legal Committees to research, prioritize, analyze, and advise; draft laws, rules, and regulations; and follow-up on implementation of legislative actions. These LWUs, in cooperation with GSP/Taqadum, identified 35 national laws, rules, and regulations that conflicted with the administrative decentralization process of the targeted Ministries, essentially blocking the implementation of Article 45 of Law 21 of 2008, as amended. Working collaboratively with Federal and provincial entities, particularly the provincial Legal Committees, GSP/Taqadum compiled recommendations and related draft amendments to address and harmonize these conflicts within the laws.
- Assist the provincial governments in drafting and submitting the recommendations and related draft amendments to the Council of Ministers (COM) for national adoption.
GSP/Taqadum selected four pilot provinces and worked with the Legal Working Units (LWU) from their respective Provincial Council Legal Committees, Governor’s Office (GO) Legal Sections, and Legal staff in related directorates. This work involved reviewing, researching, prioritizing, and analyzing all related information in preparation for writing the first draft amendments to laws in conflict with Law 21, as amended, for the new four newly targeted Ministries of Labor and Social Affairs (MOLSA), Construction and Housing (MOCH), Youth and Sports (MOYS), and Agriculture (MOA).