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Local Governance & Localising the SDGs Summercourse

When: 29 June – 3 July 2020

Where: The Hague, Netherlands

Apply by: 29 May 2020


Decentralisation is an instrument to achieve development. In this course, participants will learn how decentralisation contributes to inclusive economic growth. The course will take into account the different challenges that governments face in a development context and focus on how donor involvement can encourage this process. How can the SDGs be translated into local policies?

During this Summercourse from 29 June to 3 July 2020, participants will discuss how donor and development agencies can support a multilevel governance approach to deal with future development challenges. The course consists of several modules:

  • What are the latest insights and recent lessons in decentralisation and sustainable local development? We will explore the potential of local governance in realising sustainable development while taking into account the political economy of decentralisation reforms.
  • Inter-governmental (fiscal) relations and local service delivery in different country contexts address different (fiscal) support modalities.
  • We will discuss strategies and instruments for empowering local authorities. A new tool for local government capacity development will be introduced. We explore the capacity of local authorities to design strategies, deliver and manage services, increase transparency and accountability and successfully engage with other tiers of governments, civil society and the private sector.

Participants who successfully finish the course will receive a professional certificate of completion from The Hague Academy for Local Governance.

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