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Do you have an interesting story from one of your projects in the field of Local Economic Development (LED)? Make sure to share it with the CIB network during the dedicated webinar on the 4th of December between 15:00 and...
Over 240 local and regional governments representatives, including 70 Mayors and Regional Presidents, carried out joint mobilization at the most recent High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) to convey local perspectives...
During the 2019 High Level Political Forum as well as the UCLG World Congres in Autumn 2019, UCLG will present the 5th report of the Global Observatory on Decentralisation and Local Democracy, also named GOLD V....

Policy updates

Urbanisation in developing countries, particularly in Africa and Asia, is one of the defining trends of the 21st century, and has profound economic, social and environmental effects. While these effects may be either positive...
The Resilient Cities Report 2018 is now available online! The report reflects the outcomes of the Resilient Cities 2018 congress and captures broader developments in the field of urban resilience and climate change...

Member updates

This week is the first edition of the VVSG's Week of the Sustainable Municipality. During this week 83 municipalities (one out of every four in Flanders!) will hang the SDG-flag at their city Halls and will put their own...
In 2017, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) conducted a series of video interviews with Canadian and international partners to discuss local change initiatives they have implemented in their community. Nine local...
The CONNECT team is happy to present to you two opportunities for learning and exchange from colleagues: one in Burkina Faso and one in Uganda. In Burkina Faso, the municipality of Ziniare is looking for municipal expertise...
Last July, 400 peoplegathered in Paris, to discuss various challenges that towns and regions are facing. The occassion was a conference organized by Cités Unies France (CUF), on the internationalization of towns and...

Trainings and scholarships

The African Local Goverment Academy (ALGA) of UCLG Africa has shared several online trainings on topics related to local governance. Below you will find the links to subscribe for the trainings offered: MOOC...
Nuffic (The Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education) offers fellowships for training courses in The Netherlands. These fellowships seek to develop and strengthen the skills and abilities...

Publications

The politics of resilient cities: Whose resilience and whose city?

Resilience: only useful as a concept and as progressive practice if explicitly associated with the need to improve the life prospects of disadvantaged groups. To improve the prospects of cities proactively (and reactively), there is a need to unify the insights from the multiple professions and disciplines that use ‘resilience’. Author: Lawrence J. Vale, 2013

Connecting cities and communities with the SDGs

Use ICTs to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); case studies to the various international agreements; SDGs. Authors: John Smiciklas (BOMA Canada), Mythili Menon (ITU), Domenica Carriero (UNECE) and others, 2017.

Reshaping Decentralised Development Co-operation

Evolution of financial flows, emerging trends and innovative paradigms related to the development co-operation of local and regional governments; TALD; policy recommendations for DDC. Author: OECD, 2018