swisspeace, in collaboration with the University of Basel, offers a "Fragility, Conflict & Statebuilding Course" in Basel on 16-18 October 2019.
During this course you will:
Leading experts are contributing to this course:
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The Swiss Cooperation Office Ukraine has played a leading role in the establishment and launching of the Donor Board on Decentralization Reform in Ukraine, which was jointly created by the international donor community and the Government of Ukraine (Ministry for Regional Development) in 2017. This video provides an insight into the process leading to that comprehensive multi-level and multi-sector coordination structure with its common results framework. It summarizes the lessons learned and highlights the tangible results achieved so far to the benefit of a more effective implementation of decentralization and local self-governance reform in Ukraine.
Dear DeLoG members and partners,
we would like to announce DeLoG´s next webinar on 'Local Governance in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings', which will take place next Friday, 7th June, at 11am (CET). The webinar is part of the tutored e-course on "Enhancing Development Effectiveness for Decentralisation and Local Governance" and will recall what the commonly accepted features of "fragility" are while also underlining the great diversity of fragile contexts.
A presentation will be delivered by Erin Mccandless, a scholar and practitioner with extensive experience working on and in conflict affected settings, broadly on issues of peacebuilding, statebuilding, security, governance, development and resilience – and their intersections.
The webinar is accessible to all our Partners, Members and interested Persons. It will be conducted in English and is free of charge.
In order to register for the webinar please click here.
The webinar will be recorded and posted on our DeLoG's Website.
Please don't hesitate to contact me for further information.Jelena KaramatijevicSecretariat for the Development Partners Network on Decentralisation & Local Governance (DeLoG)giz I Deutsche Gesellschaft fürInternationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 3653113 Bonn GermanyT +49 228 4460-3401M +49 170 9294006E firstname.lastname@example.orgS jelena.karamatijevicI www.delog.org I www.giz.de
SDC MEG project (Municipal Environmental and Economic Governance) in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is looking for one international expert and one local expert (from BiH) to perform the external review of its first phase (Jun 2016-May 2020), in the period June-July 2019.
The first phase of the MEG project is implemented by United Nations Development Program (UNDP), with a total budget of CHF 12 million. It supports citizens in 18 municipalities (total population 850'000 people) in having better services as a result of improved democratic governance and regulatory frameworks in the environmental and economic sectors. The project is enhancing the oversight role of municipal councils and citizens' participation, and is providing a performance-based financial support to municipalities.
The overall MEG goal is that local governments, assigned with appropriate competences and finances, have improved their democratic governance, apply sound public policy and performance management systems and provide public services in an inclusive, effective and efficient manner, particularly those related to the environmental and economic sectors.
More Information about the MEG project can be found at:
The Terms of Reference for the external review will be available in the next week.
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Srecko Bajic Senior Program OfficerLiaison Officer Embassy of Switzerland in Bosnia and HerzegovinaLiaison Office BanjalukaVase Pelagica 1578000 BanjalukaBosnia and Herzegovina Tel. +387 51 224 180 / +41 58 484 4456Fax +387 51 213 firstname.lastname@example.org/bosnia-and-herzegovina
UN Secretary-General has released the advance, unedited version the annual
report on progress towards the SDGs. The report identifies cross-cutting areas
where political leadership and urgent, scalable multi-stakeholder action are
critical to shift the world onto a trajectory compatible with achieving the
SDGs by 2030.
Three actions that are called for in the report are of particular importance from a DDLG perspective:
1) Placing special focus on the most vulnerable to ensure that no one is left behind
2) Strenghtening institutions and making them more inclusive and effective
3) Enhancing local action to accelerate implementation
You can find the report here:
The Local Business Environment and Decentralised Cooperation
This study argues that reform of the business environment at the national level does not always lead to an improvement of business conditions at the local level. However, through decentralised cooperation, local and regional governments can lead reforms that support business growth, create jobs and drive innovation....Read More
SDG Accountability Handbook: A Practical Guide for Civil Society
This publication serves as a resource for national-level civil society to hold their government accountable for 2030 Agenda promises, better understand specific approaches to hold governments accountable for the SDGs, and guide them through the nd guide them through the practical steps they can take to improve accountability for the 2030 Agenda in their country....Read More
The "How" of Multistakeholder Engagement
This governance brief presents a framework for effective multistakeholder engagement in support of institutional development. Development actors must be ready to share power to achieve effective multistakeholder engagement...Read More
Today, on World Press Freedom Day, we are pleased to share with
you the GSoD In Focus No. 7: Press Freedom and the Global State
of Democracy Indices, which tracks the advances and set-backs of two essential
dimensions of democracy - media integrity and freedom of expression - over time and across regions. The GSoD brief discusses the importance of
freedom of expression and media integrity to democratic accountability and
This paper looks at the information governments provide on the impact of their budget policies on poor and disadvantaged groups – and on poverty and inequality more generally....Read More