This report is centred on the responsiveness of the KCC to the needs of the stakeholders in the city. It arose from the 2nd SINPA workshop at which a strategy for building capacity within the KCC was developed. Responsiveness was identified at this workshop as a priority area where capacity building was required in the KCC. The report has highlighted the importance of responsiveness in urban governance and the critical role that participatory decision making plays in good urban governance. It has defined responsiveness as the extend to which the KCC operates in a demand oriented manner and also the extent to which KCC performs satisfactorily in the eyes of the stakeholders. Therefore, the core of the work is centered on investigating the extent to which the KCC programmes and activities are rooted in the needs and priorities of the stakeholders. The main stakeholders have been identified as: the residents of the city; the business community and the NGOs. The TORs of the report were: (1) To identify and assess the existing structures vis-a vis responsiveness and to what extent they work in identifying the needs and priorities of the stakeholders and whether these are used in development planning by the KCC and; (2) To formulate recommendations to improve the existing structures or recommend new ones where necessary and to suggest ways in which SINPA Zambia can contribute to follow-up.

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