It is our pleasure to hereby send you the first CIB newsletter of 2020. Thank you all for your contributions!
One introductory remark: please do not forget to save the date of the 2020 CIB Annual Meeting which will be held in the beautiful Sint-Niklaas, Flanders on 15-17 June. It will be an interesting 3-day get together with a program full of possibilities to exchange on experiences and practices, numerous contributions of experts and members in break-out sessions and a World Cafe, plus optional vistis to VVSG in Brussels and a field visit to Sint-Niklaas. More practical information on the annual meeting can be found in the newsletter, including a short survey on the optional parts of the programme and your preference for the break-out sessions. Looking forward to receive you there - don't forget to register! If you would like to receive ongoing updates please also join our CIB Networking Whatsapp-group. We would be happy to include you upon request.
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CIB Working Group secretariat
Jessie Post, Julia Estrada Londono & Stan Abma
Policy items and UCLG news
Updates from members
Calls for action and applications
Calendar of events
U-LEAD (2019) Ukraine’s decentralisation reform in 2014 has had a great impact on the country’s villages, settlements and towns. Local self-government bodies known as amalgamated hromadas have been provided with new functions and responsibilities to better address their citizen’s need, thus strengthening the role of municipalities and cities. This publication provides illustrative information concerning this new approach to local self-governance and demonstrates that Ukraine’s decentralisation reform touches upon all aspects of everyday life, from sustainable mobility, local business development, recycling, energy efficiency to sustainable energy
Climate Chance Association (2019) Issued by the Climate Change Association in November 2019, this report provides a detailed description of advances made in climate policy up-to-date. Divided into three sections, it assesses which local and subnational government approaches have had an impact on the climate change goals. Each section of the report outlines a different aspect of the implementation process. Section One focusses on the implementation progress of local governments concerning climate policy, Section Two compares the advances made in different territories, while Section Three highlights achievements from 80 different initiatives around the world. Moreover, the report sheds light on decentralised cooperation approaches
OECD (2019) Following the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016, the OECD began to question the quality and effectiveness of its development approaches in crisis settings. In order to improve their methods, they partnered with the organisation Ground Truth Solutions to determine aid recipient’s perception of humanitarian aid. The survey was conducted with interviewees from six different countries (Iraq, Somalia, Uganda, Afghanistan, Lebanon and Haiti) who had experienced different types of crises and tailored aid responses. The results of the survey are summarised in 'Lives in Crises: What Do People Tell Us About the Humanitarian Aid They Receive?'.