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
The learning journey on GRB and SIB was conducted with both SDC thematic network Gender equality and DDLG, with the support of strategic partners, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and the backstopping team of HELVETAS Swiss Inter- cooperation (HELVETAS).
The journey ultimately produced a Working paper and a practical guidance sheet on GRB/SIB which has been used and discussed during the last gender F2F.
You can find these papers and all intermediary products of the learning journey: Literature reviews, stocktaking of SDC projects, synthesis of e-discussion, case studies and summary of the groups works done during the DDLG F2F under the learning journey GERB SIB.
2019 Report World Observatory on Subnational Government Finance and Investment: Key Findings
This synthesis report presents the key findings of the 2019 edition of the World Observatory on Subnational Government Finance and Investment. It is based on the country profiles prepared for the World Observatory, which present the main organisational and financial indicators for subnational governments in 121 federal and unitary countries worldwide...Read More
Democratic Dialogue: A Handbook for Practitioners This handbook provides decision-makers, dialogue promoters and practitioners with a practical guide on how to organize, facilitate and assess dialogue processes. It combines conceptual and practical knowledge and provides practitioners with a repertoire of relevant tools.
Political Party Dialogue: A Facilitator's Guide This Guide enables actors to assess the general conditions for political party dialogues; build trust; convene and organize dialogues; set their goals and prepare their agenda; facilitate their smooth evolution through various stages; ensure meaningful results; and foster the implementation of the understandings and agreements reached.
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:
Interested in participating? The number of participants is limited, so don’t hesitate and
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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: