DeLoG/learn4dev E-learning Course on Enhancing Development Effectiveness for DLG || 8th May – 2nd July 2017

When:  May 8 –  July 2, 2017
Apply by: 30 April, 2017

DeLoG´s next E-learning Course on Enhancing Development Effectiveness for Decentralisation and Local Governance will take place from 8th May – 2nd July 2017.

View the full course announcement if you wish to learn more about the course´s schedule and the application process.

Registrations are open until the 30th of April. Please click here if you wish to apply.

DeLoG/learn4dev joint learning event on Fragility, Decentralisation and Local Governance from 9th – 11th November 2015, The Hague, Netherlands

The Development Partners Network on Decentralisation and Local Governance (DeLoG) is offering a three day learning event to DeLoG members addressing the topics of Decentralisation and Local Governance (DLG) in the context of fragility. Hosted by VNG International and implemented by The Hague Academy for Local Governance, the event will provide an overview on international thinking and practical experiences regarding the nexus of decentralization, local governance and fragility.

Please read the full course announcement and registration form here. Deadline for application is 5th of October.

For further information on the course, please contact Nils Huhn at the DeLoG secretariat, nils.huhn@giz.de

DeLoG/learn4dev Joint Learning Event on Decentralisation and Local Governance hosted by ADB

The DeLoG/learn4dev expert group and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are jointly organising a regional seminar on “External Support for Decentralisation Reforms and Local Governance in the Asia-Pacific: Better Performance, Higher Impact?”. The seminar will take place from 25th – 27th August 2015 in Manila, Philippines.

The joint learning event aims at enabling a structured exchange of information, experiences, lessons learnt and good practices and will provide a forum for joint learning of participants from experiences in supporting decentralised governance. The course is specifically adapted to the Asian context and focuses on the following areas:

– sector decentralisation and functional assignments
– performance and equalization grants
– social accountability and performance monitoring mechanisms
– implementation of the future Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the sub-national level

The event will be open to development practitioners from DeLoG member organisations and to officials from from partner country institutions.

Registration is open until 8th June.
Please follow this link for more information on the programme and registration.

Joint Learning Event on enhancing development effectiveness in decentralisation and local governance, Tirana, Albania

From the 11th  to 14th  of May, approximately 25 participants from local governments, national line ministries and development partners attended the DeLoG joint learning event in Tirana, Albania, to discuss bottlenecks and challenges as well as the way forward in the Albanian reform process. The course was jointly organised by the Albanian Ministry for Local Government Issues, the Swiss cooperation, UNDP, the Council of Europe, Sida, the Italian cooperation, USAID and the DeLoG secretariat.

Since the election of a new government in 2013, the country has embarked on a number of important reforms. To accompany the territorial reform process, which aims to amalgamate municipalities and communes to approx. one-fifth of its current number, an administrative reform as well as a decentralisation reform are being implemented.

To organise a joint learning event where important stakeholders discuss the way forward has thus been a timely initiative. In light of this reform processes and the aim of Albania to become a member of the European Union, the following topics were discussed:

       The link between aid and development effectiveness and DLG;

       History of DLG reforms in Albania;

       Territorial reform;

       Relations between government levels;

       Fiscal decentralisation;

       Local governance and EU accession;

       Monitoring of the decentralisation strategy.

At the end of the course, participants discussed their ideas for the way forward and developed a list of recommendations. A final report on the outcomes of this course is available on the DeLoG homepage .

If you wish to organise such a joint learning event in your country with technical & financial support of the DeLoG secretariat, please feel free to contact Nils Huhn (nils.huhn@giz.de).

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