Action Plan Progress Report, 2010
Context and Influence of the Asian
Urban Information Center of Kobe
The AUICK Workshop Action Plan System
has incorporated the Action Plan system into its Workshop project since
2005, as a way for the nine AUICK Associate Cities (AACs) to utilize
the lessons learned from training programs in Kobe. The Action Plans,
formulated by all workshop participants and based on the issues covered
by the Workshops, improve service provision based on the specific
problems faced by each city. The plans’ implementation
progress is assessed through monitoring visits, interviews and surveys,
and they also provide AUICK with a means to measure the effectiveness
of its programme as a whole.
chapter is based on the findings from
monitoring visit interviews and Action Plan Progress Report forms,
through which participants detail the implementation status of the
specific steps of the plans they have undertaken after returning to
their cities from Kobe.
each Workshop, the participants (usually
the heads of city government departments relevant to the issues
covered) are given guidelines on effective Action Plan formulation.
When making the plans, participants decide the problem(s) to be
addressed, and the resources and support (administrative, educational,
public, NGO, media etc.) necessary for effective implementation. A
timeline for each Action Plan shows when every step is to be taken, and
the steps usually amount to about 18 months’ implementation.
The plans, though, are usually for projects sustainable or expandable
beyond that period. They are formulated to get the approval of AAC
mayors, and to be realistically achievable with each city’s
available resources. In many cases, small pilot projects are started,
with a view to their future expansion from the momentum achieved by
their initial implementation period.
this report, the
implementation status of each Action Plan is explained chronologically
by Workshop, based on monitoring and surveys conducted from 2007-9.
Each plan is awarded one of the following four categorizations as to
its implementation status in 2010:
- the plan has not been implemented
- initial steps
of the plan have been taken
the majority of the plan’s steps
are carried out
implementation of the plan is
the course of eight workshops from 2005 to 2008, a total
of 71 participants have made Action Plans, which they have then tried
to implement in their cities. Table 1 shows the implementation status
of each Action Plan of the nine AACs, as of 2010.
2. Action Plan Implementation
Status of nine AUICK Associate
Cities (AACs), by AUICK Workshop
can be seen from Figure 2, total of
71 Action Plans were made at AUICK Workshops from 2005-2008. At the
time of writing, 35 of the plans (50%) are fully implemented, 13 plans
(18%) are significantly implemented, 11 plans (16%) are partially
implemented, and 12 plans (17%) are classified as non-implemented
noted that of the 12 Action
Plans categorized as ‘Non-implemented’, only 3 are
not to have been approved for incorporation into the respective
Workshop participants’ city administrations. In the other 8
‘non-implemented’ cases (excluding one deceased
participant), the plans’ progress is incalculable due to the
transferal of participants from their positions, or non-communication
of Action Plan progress to AUICK.