Local development strategy serves as an instrument of guidance for economic and social development for local communities and authorities. The local development strategy’s framework is based on two organisms, founding and supporting its implementation. On one hand, these organisms, usually created through local normative or administrative documents, generate and ensure a participative planning process of development based on integrated control systems, to stimulate cooperation and mutual interest for development. On the other hand, they generate developing coordination mechanisms at the level of executive local public authorities. Periodic updating of strategic planning implies following a few procedural steps, coordinated by an advisor. This process involves:
- Structuring a partnership between local authorities, the privat sector and civil society and organizing a strategic development program;
- Organizing civil consultations;
- Context analysis and updating/improving the community profile;
- Identification of critical aspects of development, SWOT analysis;
- Updating the mission, the vision and the strategic objectives;
- Elaborating action plans on critical issues.