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Guidelines & Policy
Welcome to the ddlgn work space
thematic network on democratisation, decentralisation and local governance
of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC.
This site serves a double function. - A:
it is a repository of relevant information for members and partners.
it is a virtual platform for knowledge exchange and joint learning.
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.
Just released: Open Budget Survey
2020-05-20 by Iff Andrea Cornelia EDA IFA
Webinar: Pathways for local authorities to deal with protracted urban violence
2020-05-11 by Iff Andrea Cornelia EDA IFA
Support to local service providers affected by the Covid-19 crisis
2020-05-04 by Zakirova Elena EDA ZAE
Webinar on “Democracy Resiliency in times of World Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities"
2020-04-22 by Papageorgiou Trippolini Melina EDA PAPME
Virtual Conflict Sensitivity Course
2020-04-21 by Iff Andrea Cornelia EDA IFA
Factsheet: Types, sources, and claims of COVID-19 misinformation
2020-04-14 by Papageorgiou Trippolini Melina EDA PAPME
2019 Expert Workshop on Gender Responsive and Socially Inclusive Budgeting
2019 Political economy course
This page hosts selected resources on the impact of COVID-19 from a governance perspective. It is a DDLGN space to share about country specific challenges and SDC responses. It aims guide SDC on how to respond to the COVID-19 crissis while preserving and promoting democratic governance, gender equality and social inclusion, and respecting and protecting human rights and civic space/liberties.
To understand how the SDC addresses and promotes SIB/GRB goals, the Gender Equality Network together with DDLGN initiated a joint learning journey. The overall goal was to learn and examine how socially inclusive and gender responsive budgeting (SIB/GRB) can be strengthened in SDC programmes and projects.
Fragility and conflict
The overall aim is to capitalize on experience from DDLG programs in fragile contexts through collaborative learning and knowledge sharing, to establish shared understanding on possible approaches and guidance on the planning, implementing and monitoring of DDLG programs in fragile contexts.