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Welcome to the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC thematic network on democratisation, decentralisation and local governance ddlgn.
This site has a double function. First
, it is a repository of relevant information for members of the ddlg network working on the above themes. It offers information on concepts, tools, policies, best practices and training opportunities. We hope our news updates and shared documents are of interest to a wider community of experts and readers as well.
, the site offers a virtual platform for knowledge exchange, joint learning among and peer support for registered network members.
The topics covered by the network are divided in four categories:
Promoting the sharing and control of power and enhancing peoples voice and participation as intrinsic to their wellbeing.
Creating conducive space for participatory decision making and for more accessible and responsive State institutions at subnational levels.
Providing the analytical methodology and instruments for a systemic political perspective and for addressing power issues.
Implying a systemic approach to work and focusing on the quality in the management of public affairs and the exercise of power.
Webinar on political will for social accountability 15.06.2016
2016-06-09 by Bures Hynek EDA BRK
Open Courses at The Hague Acedemy of local governance
2016-06-09 by Hynek Bures
There are 2 new documents worth reading!
2016-06-09 by Hynek Bures
Course: Applied Research Methods with Hidden, Marginal and Excluded Populations
2016-05-18 by Bures Hynek EDA BRK
Land Governance Face 2 Face: REGISTER NOW!
2016-05-09 by Hynek Bures
The SDC policy paper on DDLG has been published!
2016-04-26 by Hynek Bures
IFF - 27th Summer University on Federalism
2016-04-01 by Raphael Reber
Media Capitalisation Workshop
Western Balkans Regional Governance Seminar
Inclusive land governance
The two SDC networks Agriculture and Food Security (A+FS) and Democratization, Decentralization and Local Governance (DDLG) are announcing an exciting Learning Journey in Land Governance 2016. We want to generate and share knowledge about burning issues on land governance. Together we will develop evidence based recommendations for SDCs interventions.
The topic of Civic Engagement has figured high on the ddlgn agenda for some years now. Experience capitalization, E-discussions and learning events have helped network members to build a joint understanding of the underlying concepts and theories and to share and reflect on own experiences and practices.
The topic of Fiscal Decentralisation is core to the functioning of local governance and features prominently in SDC programme portfolio on decentralisation and local governance, which mainly includes the promotion of fiscal transfer schemes, generation of own source revenues (e.g. taxation) and on budget support to subnational governments. Consequently DDLGN initiated this learning journey at an early stage (2010) and over the years continued joint learning and peer exchange on concepts, practices and the challenges of underlying politics.