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:

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:

Mar 03
Is Fiscal Decentralisation Delivering on its Promises?


Fiscal decentralisation has become a widespread phenomenon in developing countries and it has attracted increasing attention in the past few decades. The supporters of decentralisation argue that it can bring about positive outcomes, whether economic or political in nature. For example, since local governments are closer to citizens, they can be expected to be more responsive to their needs. In addition, decentralisation may trigger positive effects in terms of political participation and accountability. Whether these theoretical benefits are achieved in practice is an open question that this paper aims to address. After providing an overview of the main issues and challenges in the design and implementation of fiscal decentralisation, The paper reviews the existing evidence on the impact of fiscal decentralisation on economic and political outcomes at the local level. By doing this it aims to assess whether decentralisation delivered on its promises.


Feb 28
El federalismo en Suiza


Hemos publicado las presentaciones de Thomas Minger, Jefe del Servicio de Asuntos Interiores KDK, durante su visita a Cuba. Usted encuentra las presentaciones AQUÍ.

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