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Information and Communication Technology (ICT) plays an important role in development today. For Jorge Rodriguez, Quality Support Manager in the Civil Society, Local Authorities Unit at EuropeAid, online media provided the answer to communicating complex issues on decentralisation to colleagues working in the field.
Jorge Rodriguez Bilbao created a new WIKI page 13 December 2013

You Most Burning Questions about Decentralisation and Local Governance

 

Welcome to the capacity4dev mini-site on Decentralisation!

Decentralisation as a political process has existed for decades, though with mixed results in improving people’s lives. Many reforms failed to promote local development because they were not designed to do so.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 26 January 2015
Director General of DG DEVCO and Chair of the Policy Forum on Development (PFD), Fernando Frutuoso de Melo, opened the forum’s meeting in October last year by talking about the importance of 2015. "It is the end of the Millennium Development Goals, and a whole set of new, universal goals will be negotiated in the United Nations. It is also the year of the international climate negotiations in Paris, where hopefully a new consensus on combatting climate change will be reached. For that reason the European Union decided to follow your suggestion and have the first ever European year dedicated to international cooperation and development."
“Although development is a global [issue], the implementation is always local. Because it’s at this level that it is most effective,” said Mr Khalifa Sall, President of United Cities and Local Governments and Mayor of Dakar. He believes that including local authorities in sustainable development is only ‘natural’. So what does it take to unite the European Commission and Local Authorities?
How to strengthen the involvement of civil society in public life? Three new case studies from EuropeAid illustrate good practice from three different corners of the world.
 When you think about development challenges, a lack of trained accountants might not immediately come to mind. Yet poor public sector financial management is often at the root of patchy service delivery in other sectors, from health and education to transport. South Africa recognised this underlying issue, and with EU support embarked on a capacity development programme.
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17 July 2017 to 22 July 2017
in The Hague (Netherlands)
Organised byThe Hague Academy for Local Governance

How can local authorities respond and adapt to climate change and develop climate resilience policies in order to contribute to the global sustainable development goals?

Public group
Owned by: 
Isolina Boto
Created: 
30 August 2012

An online knowledge platform aimed at exchanging experience and best practices on key priority themes for small island economies

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Public group
Owned by: 
Jorge Rodriguez Bilbao
Created: 
17 March 2011

Group on Public Sector Reform & Decentralisation

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