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Guidelines & Policy
2020-04-01 , Global
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.
Inclusive land governance
The two SDC networks Agriculture and Food Security (A+FS) and Democratization, Decentralization and Local Governance (DDLG) conducted an exciting Learning Journey in Land Governance 2016. Together we share findings and 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 main objective of the learning journey 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.
This learning journey aims to learn from experiences made by SDC cooperation offices in order to produce recommendations on how SDC can best use its comparative advantages in support to democratic processes.
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.