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Aug 17
Geneva Democracy Weeks

​On the occasion of the international democracy day, there are several institutions that put together an interesting program in Geneva: http://graduateinstitute.ch/files/live/sites/iheid/files/sites/hirschman-centre-on-democracy/events/2017/Programme-web.2017.07.04.pdf

La Journée internationale de la démocratie fête cette année son

20ème anniversaire. Instituée par l’ONU, elle a lieu, chaque

année, le 15 septembre. Célébrée dans plus de 100 pays, elle

vise à « réexaminer l’état de la démocratie dans le monde ».

A cette occasion, la chancellerie d’Etat du canton de Genève

organise la 3ème édition de la Semaine de la démocratie qui

a pour objectif de mettre en lumière l’importance des outils

démocratiques et de donner une meilleure visibilité à nos

institutions, de manière scientifique, festive et ludique.

Jul 11
DeLoG Newsletter 35


Dear Reader,

welcome to the new issue of the DeLoG newsletter with the latest activities and news of the network, upcoming events as well as courses and recent publications.

“In profile” we feature Ms. Amita Gill, Local Governance Specialist as well as DeLoG´s focal point at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

We hope you enjoy this issue.

Your DeLoG Team

Jun 26
NADEL: Course on extractive industries for development professionals

Nadel is organising a one week course on extractive industries and the challenge of governance. The course takes place on 27.11 - 1.12.2017 in Zurich.

Download the flyer HERE.

May 30
Launch Shareweb Learning Journey ‘Governance in fragile contexts’

Dear DDLG members

During the next 12 months the CHR and DDLG networks will engage on a joint learning journey on ‘Governance in fragile contexts’ and all you need to know you find on the journey's web page.

The aims of the Learning Journey are:

Capitalize on experience from DDLG programs in fragile contexts through collaborative learning and knowledge sharing and establish a shared understanding of different approaches and guidance on the planning, implementing and monitoring of DDLG programs in fragile contexts.

With the support of IDS, we will closely work together with the cooperation offices of Afghanistan, Burundi, Honduras, Egypt, Mali, and Ukraine to capitalize on their experiences and learning. While this will be an important part of the journey, we are dependent on the additional sharing of experiences of the other cooperation offices as well as our partners. You can do this via the newsblog or contact us directly. Thank you in advance!

We are happy if you aliment the Shareweb page as much as we do and are looking forward to an interesting year!  

Warm regards, the DDLG team

May 30
Evidence based policy making


​Interesting and important study on the question how policy change might happen and why (example from Indonesia)

May 30
Opportunities for further education

On this page you find education offers of the Duke Center for International Development, among others on fiscal decentralization as well as public finance management and tax analysis.

May 15
World Development Report 2017

The DDLGN network invited Luis-FelipeLopez-Calva to present this year's WDR. HERE you can download a copy of the link and read the summary os speeches given by Director-General Manuel Sager, Assistant-Director General Elisabeth von Capeller, and Rosmarie Schlup, Head of the Macroeconomic Support Unit, seco.

Mar 28
Summer School, 3-7 July 2017 & CAS Civilian Peacebuilding Essentials, Sept 2017 – Aug 2018

​In September 2017, the Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Civilian Peacebuilding Essentials will start for the 5th time. It is offered by swisspeace in cooperation with the University of Basel. The topics are:

  • Peacebuilding & statebuilding
  • Gender in conflict & peacebuilding
  • Peacebuilding methodologies
  • Peace mediation
  • Dealing with the past & transitional justice
  • Business, conflict & human rights


Complementing the training offer, this year’s swisspeace Summer School unpacks the dynamics of peace and conflict in the world’s youngest state of South Sudan. It takes place form 3 – 7 July 2017 in Basel.

Mar 23
External Review: Afghanistan Urban Peacebuilding Programme

Dear colleagues

With this message I would like to share with you the announcement about an external review [download TOR] on the Afghanistan Urban Peacebuilding Programme (see attached ToR). Please do also circulate it within your respective circle/networks.

Submission is open till 5th of April 2017. Pleas provide your feedback directly to our colleagues in the Afghanistan office: hussain.akhlaqi@eda.admin.ch

Corinne Huser
Policy Advisor Democratisation, Decentralisation and Local Governance


Mar 10
Funding Human Rights Organizations

The Journal of Human Rights Practice dedicated it’s last issue to the question of funding of HR organizations. All of the articles are worth reading. We would like to orient your attention particularly to the article that discusses the role of donors in funding human rights CSOs as well as the introductory article that summarizes the different contributions.

The 2 articles are:

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