CIB News

We would like to remind you that the registration for the CIB Annual Meeting of 2019 that takes place in Vienna (25-27 September) is open untill the 15th of August. The meeting is aimed at professionals from Local Government...
As you might recall, last years’ CIB annual meeting saw a discussion on monitoring and evaluation of programmes of CIB members. In that discussion, the idea arose to organize a peer evaluation for one or more of our programmes,...
2019 will see the 6th version of the UCLG world congress (11-15 November, Durban, South Africa). An important event for local government representatives from all around the world, which will see statutory meetings, as well...
In the week of the 24th of June, CIB and PLATFORMA jointly organized country coordination calls on Ukraine and Morocco. Participants, representatives from local government organizations, working on capacity building programmes,...

Policy Developments

From 25-31 May 2019 the first session of the UN-Habitat Assembly took place at the UN-Habitat headquarters in Nairobi. Theme of the meeting was "Innovation for Better Quality of Life in Cities and...
The fourth High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) takes place between 9 and 18 July. This is an annual meeting of the UN where progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is discussed....

News from Members

From May 20 to 22, the Development Partners Network on Decentralisation and Local Governance (DeLoG) held its Annual Meeting in Bern, Switzerland.  This year’s meeting focused on the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)...
In May, the Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities (VVSG) launched the proposition of a Sustainability Pact towards the other governments in Belgium. With the formation of new governments and parliaments on the...
VNG International investigated in collaboration with PLATFORMA which national and regional funding instruments are available to local authorities in EU member states to get started with decentralized development cooperation...

LGA Blog Series

The current moment in Brazil of a new elected government and political and economic debates brings to the forefront the importance of the national municipalist movement in the transformation of the Federation. My association,...

Trainings offered by members

The Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy has developed the training Gender Mainstreaming Local Democracy. The programme is based on Agenda 2030 and the 17 sustainable development goals. A special focus...
How can local actors improve human security and state security in conflict-affected areas? What challenges affect the local government’s ability to promote the rule of law? How can citizens be enabled to actively use the...

Publications

ICLD: Community Currencies as means of Local Economic Empowerment

Community currencies have emerged as a tool for building more inclusive local economic development and governance. This policy brief focuses on how to involve residents, civil society, small entrepreneurs as well as local government officers and politicians so as to increase local representation and participation in this grassroots innovation.

Metropolis: Solutions for and by cities

The publication features the chronicles of the initiatives that led 15 local and regional governments to be shortlisted for the last edition of the Guangzhou Award, celebrated in 2018

FCM: Land ownership and gender equality in Haiti (French)

This study aims to shed light on the issue of equality between women and men in terms of access, security, and control of land in Haiti. It helps to understand what is hindering a better guarantee of equality, and presents the strategies that could be put in place to increase equal opportunities and equitable benefits of land ownership for both women and men.