The Forum of Federations, International IDEA and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation will hold a panel discussion during the GENEVA PEACE WEEK on Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions. The panel will discuss how territorial disputes can be settled through constitutional accommodation and how decentralized governance can contribute to consolidating peace, and what challenges and potential pitfalls there are. The presentations will draw on the knowledge and lessons learned through the Forum of Federation’s and IDEA’s multi-year project on the subject.
The event will also test the applicability of the main findings through the project for two specific case studies, the Philippines and Nepal.
Registration – Important information!!
All participants wishing to attend the event have to follow 3 registration steps following the link below:
The Water Integrity Network
(WIN) is calling all interested water and sanitation sector
stakeholders to contribute to the next edition Water Integrity Global Outlook
(WIGO) edition, due in 2021.
Please share the
message with your contacts/partners/network who might contribute to the
upcoming publication (international organizations, government and regulatory
agencies, academic and research institutes, service providers, civil society
organizations, associations, and others).
The Water Integrity Global
Outlook 2016 (WIGO 2016) demonstrated a growing recognition of the need for
measures to improve integrity and to eliminate corruption to enhance
performance in the water and sanitation sector. It emphasized the use of
transparency, accountability, participation, and anti-corruption measures
(TAPA) to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 on water and
sanitation. WIGO 2016 also demonstrated the need for stronger data and evidence
on the extent and impacts of corruption in the sector to guide the development
and implementation of pro-integrity/anti-corruption programs.
WIGO will be established as a regular publication,
which will become a medium for collecting and sharing evidence, knowledge,
experiences, ideas, policy options, and good practices on improving integrity
in the water sector. Each upcoming volume of the WIGO will unpack the concept
of water integrity within the context of new selected theme. The next WIGO, focusing on integrity
in urban water and sanitation, will be published in 2021. WIN is looking
to collaborate on new
research, case studies, and data collection initiatives on corruption and
integrity in urban water and sanitation.
Contributions should show:
Please find attached to this email a
document with further information on WIGO 2021, guidelines on what kind of
contributions are we seeking and how to share them with us or engage with us.
We invite you to read it and write back to WIN by Wednesday,
October 16th, 2019. Virginia Roaf. email@example.com
Oficina de Cooperación Suiza en Honduras
Together with the Swiss Cooperation Office in Serbia, DDLG has engaged in a study on the governance aspects of supporting local economic development in the country.
If you are intersted in what the main issues and aspects of the political economy in this case are, you find the study under this link:
Are you working in an environment where you can not always visit programs or partners in person, because the context is challenging and you need to refer to other methdos of monitoring and steering?
Then this publication from IDS that DDLG has mandated together with Quality Assurance and Humanitarian Aid might interest you:
Remote Monitoring in SDC - challenges and opportunities (Summary) https://www.shareweb.ch/site/DDLGN/CUG/AdaptiveManagement/Shared%20Documents/Remote%20Monitoring%20IDS%20Briefs/SDC_IDS%20Summary%20of%20BriefingNote%2010_Lsida_and_LOakley.pdf
of course, there is also a longer version
The Embassy of Switzerland in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is looking for an
international expert (team leader) to conduct an in-depth
assessment of the relevance of the Swiss interventions in supporting
local governments and related reforms in BiH.
Based on this assessment, a
concept note on the options should be elaborated
for the future engagement of Switzerland in local governance in the
country. For this task, the Embassy of Switzerland will hire a team of
two persons, an international expert (team leader) and a national expert
Mandate duration for the team leader: a total of maximum 20 working days
between 01.10.2019 and 15.11.2019.
If you are interested, please send your expression of interest, including your CV and daily consultancy fee to:
firstname.lastname@example.org, with cc. to
on the received applications, the Embassy of Switzerland in Bosnia and
Herzegovina will conduct interviews with short-listed candidates.
We are pleased to post The
Global Alliance Report on SDG16+.And below information from Edgardo Bilsk.
DDLG Thematic Unit
Dear members and partners,
you very much for your cooperation in the process of reporting to the
UN High Level Political Forum on SDGs, for the first time, from the perspective
of local and regional governments.
30 national associations of local and regional government have contributed to
this report and a total of 63 Voluntary national Review have been analyzed to
assess the involvement of local and regional governments in the process of
localizing the SDGs. With your support, UCLG has facilitated the report for the
Global taskforce on the National and sub-national governments on the
way towards the localization of the SDGs. It’s our privilege to share it
with you. It showcases your crucial role in mobilizing LRGs in addition to
raising awareness of national governments in doing so.
> In 37 countries, local and regional government are mentioned as having taken part in the consultation process.
> In 27 countries, local and regional government are included in high-level coordination or consultation mechanism to ensure the implementation and follow-up.
report raises challenging issues on the extent to which sub-national
governments are granted with the means of implementing to
localize the SDGs.
>In 19 countries, decentralization or devolution is singled out as crucial in the implementation of SDGs and 11 more referred to the need to strengthen local governance.
>In 25 countries, concrete progress in aligning the SDGs in local plans and actions have been implemented, even though top-down approaches are still
dominant in some countries.
the following two weeks, the report will be presented in several occasion by
the delegation of Local and regional governments participating at the HLPF in New
York. We invite you and your network to actively continue advocating for LRG
seat in the “reporting table”.
will communicate through #local4action and #HLPF2017.
Edgardo Bilsky | Tel: +34 93 342 8764 |e.bilsky@uclg. org |
Essentials of anti-corruption I: The basics
Essentials of anti-corruption II: Development programming
Addressing corruption in the health sector
Corruption risk management
Gender and corruption
We’re happy to answer
any questions about our online courses, please contact:
Online Course Coordinatorcourse@u4.no
The NADEL - Center for Development and Cooperation of the ETH Zurich offers two specialized courses: One course on "fragile contexts" (3d) in November 2019 and a course on "engaging with policy processes" (5d) in September/October 2019.
Find further information here: https://nadel.ethz.ch/education/Autumn-Semester-2019/humanitarian.html
Look at the presentation of Duncan Green from Oxfam who reserached four Adaptive Management programs in Tanzania, Myanmar, Philippines and Nigeria to get some non-conceptual and more down-to-earth insights into what adaptive management can be. His input is 15 min long, from 1:31:00-1:46:00 in the video. https://www.abtassociates.com/insights/events/from-thinking-politically-to-working-politically-are-we-really-doing-development