About DeLoG

The „Development Partners Network on Decentralisation and Local Governance“ (DeLoG) is an informal network of 41 bi- and multilateral development partners and specialised institutions working in the field of decentralisation and local governance (DLG). It was established in 2006 and functions as a knowledge hub and a network for knowledge exchange among different organisations as well as a platform for joint learning

Through joint learning events (face-to-face and e-learning) it develops capacities and shares knowledge among its member organisations. Located in Bonn, the DeLoG Secretariat is hosted by GIZ and funded by BMZ and SDC.

We can only improve livelihoods, when people on the local level are being reached by the measures of development cooperation. As such, we aim to build a common understanding of main aspects of DLG and focus on policy coherence and aid effectiveness of development approaches in the light of SDG implementation at the local level.
The following video shows in simple words, how decentralisation reforms might help to get there.

Background

DeLoG, the Development Partners Network on Decentralisation and Local Governance, has been created in 2006 and comprises 41 bi- and multilateral development partners and specialised institutions. It aims at improving development effectiveness in the field of decentralisation and local governance (DLG) through the promotion of more harmonised and aligned interventions.

DeLoG acts as a platform for the exchange of experiences and knowledge amongst development practitioners, thereby creating synergy effects for harmonised and coordinated DLG activities. The network’s main activities are to

  • share and disseminate knowledge through a website and newsletters;
  • conduct studies on issues of crucial importance for the improvement of development effectiveness in the area of DLG;
  • generate evidence-based advocacy for DLG in the international development debate;
  • contribute to the design of joint development partner support strategies;
  • conduct and facilitate joint learning events for more effective support to DLG.

In 2008, a secretariat has been established for the coordination of the network, located at GIZ in Bonn, Germany. The secretariat provides analytical competency for policy formulation and dialogue around issues of development effectiveness in the field of DLG and coordinates and guides the implementation of the agreed upon activities.