Local development and local governance


Local development processes require more and more smooth cooperation between different stakeholders, e.g. local authorities and schools or local water companies, farmers’ organizations, the media, churches, local NGOs, traditional leaders, etc.  The way in which  local stakeholders take decisions together on the development of their municipality, city or region is translated in the concept of local governance. The quality of local governance is often decisive for the quality of basic services such as education, access to water, food and healthcare. More and more municipalities try to work across the borders to improve these local services, e.g. under the form of city-to-city cooperation.

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Some examples

Support to civil society in Ukraine

Realise and support effective partnerships between civil society organisations and regional governments in Ukraine with view to a better social service delivery


Evaluation of the regional development projects in the Philippines and Guatemal for the Province of Antwerp

Evaluation of the partnership and the contribution to capacity development of regional government and social organisations


Review of the Local Government Capacity Programme (LGCP) 2012-2016 of VNG International

Mid-term evaluation of a programme aimed at building capacity of local governments based on three cases in South-Sudan, Rwanda and Uganda (water and food security).