Results of the Learning Project.
Intercooperation (IC) and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) have been mandated by SDC
to carry out a capitalization of SDC experience in conducting Local Governance
Assessments (LGA) in the frame of SDC!s “Decentralization and Local Governance Network”
Questionnaire adressed to the major stakeholders of a Municipality in order to assess the present state of governance in it. This will help defining the priority areas for improvement as well as
the stakeholders role in this process.
The Local Governance Self-Assessment tool, as developed by Intercooperation's Local Governance
Programme, has to be seen as one among many tools that can contribute to build
empowered citizens' participation and accountability into local governance. Part one of the guidelines explains the process of conducting a Local Governance Self-Assessment
exercise with citizens and part two explains how to utilize the tool with the Union Parishad.
Local Governance Barometer South Africa Model.
This report synthesizes the important findings and recommendations from various campaign
events on developing the Urban Governance Index, field test results, the suggestions and feedback from
participating and partner cities and the experience of the Global Campaign on Urban
Governance and the Global Urban Observatory. It also draws upon the earlier work done by
UN-HABITAT to prepare the draft Sourcebook.
The main objective of the mandate is to capitalize SDC experience in conducting Local
Governance Assessments. The main expected result is to generate learnings from the different
SDC experiences – with a focus on the purpose of the LGA tools – in order to offer guidance to
SDC and its partners on conducting LGAs in the future.The paper features five case studies representative of different regions. Each case relates to a particular LGA tool, developed by
different organisations and institutions.
Donor Approaches to
guiding PrInciples for enhanced Impact,
Usage and Harmonisation.
The purpose of this User's Guide is to compile existing
knowledge on decentralization and local
governance measurement and provide a platform
for understanding and navigating the array of
assessment tools that exist.