CIB AND UCLG NEWS

Each year millions of people across the world mobilize to take individual and collective action for people and the planet while world leaders meet at the UN General Assembly. The goal is to mark the anniversary of the...
COVID-19 is shaking our beliefs and we must think, act, and collaborate beyond the outbreak. The new #CitiesAreListening Experience that we are about to launch, together with Metropolis and UN-Habitat, is inspired from...
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has made it crystal clear that there is a critical need to fill the knowledge gaps regarding how to govern “in emergency mode”. Responding to the crisis has entailed taking radical...

UPDATES OF CIB MEMBERS

In 2019, VVSG concluded a three-year pilot project on localizing the SDGs. VVSG worked together with a core group of 20 municipalities to experiment in depth with awareness raising and integrating the SDGs in local policy...
On the 02 of September 2020 the DeLoG Secretariat, the Asian Development Bank, LOGIN Asia and GIZ conducted a webinar on “Policies and Strategies Post Covid-19: How to strengthen Multi-level Systems in Asia". This webinar...
NALAS Statistical Brief: Local Government Finance Indicators in South-East Europe To support data driven and informed policymaking and provide policy–makers, experts and practitioners with relevant, reliable and comparable...
On 1st, 2nd and 4th September the Connective Cities virtual dialogue event on the role of LGAs in localising the SGDs brought together 16 local government associations from 13 countries across 4 continents. The international...
The corona pandemic has posed completely new challenges for municipalities around the world. Various municipal operations have been heavily burdened and that required finding new ways of working within an extremely short...

PUBLICATIONS

Innovation for Development (OECD)
NALAS Survey SEE LG in Post COVID-19 recovery
Different UN publications on COVID-19 (selected by CEMR)
Decentralised Cooperation and the 2030 Agenda

Innovating Development Policy in view of the SDGs - This research was commissioned by the Government of Catalunya, as a contribution to the Capacity and Institution Building (CIB) Working Group of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), to the research collective La Mundial (Ignacio Martínez and Pablo Martínez-Osés). The objective of the work was to grasp and systematize the main changes that decentralized cooperation policies are exploring to renew and redefine themselves in light of the SDGs. To do this, the study carried out an exhaustive analysis of the academic and institutional literature, establishing a framework that relates the origin and historical evolution of decentralized cooperation with the current context, where development challenges are ever more interdependent and transnational. The study also had an empirical dimension, aimed at identifying the visions and the state of changes already underway, as well as the potential to address them from decentralized cooperation. For this, a questionnaire was designed that was presented to and discussed with UCLG’s CIB working group, and disseminated among various associations of local and regional authorities, as well as by the “PLATFORMA” project. Its conclusions present the changes that decentralized cooperation should incorporate, giving continuity to the described evolution, in order to maximize its contribution to the new global development framework. These changes, which can already begin to be identified in the practices of decentralized agents –albeit incipient and uneven– are presented for five fundamental areas of public policy: norms, planning, dialogue with multiple actors, capacity building and instruments.