Inclusive Service Delivery and the SDGS
Local public services such as waste management, water access and social services have a huge impact on our daily lives and well-being. However, in many countries, the poor often lack access to these important services. Fortunately, local governments can ensure access and make a difference. This course discusses how different levels of government can cooperate effectively and involve citizens and the private sector to promote pro-poor local service delivery.
In this course, you will address the following questions:
- How can the different layers of government work together to ensure basic services also reach the poorest people?
- How can they set up the financial management of services in a transparent and democratic way?
- How can partnerships with NGOs and the private sector help local governments to better deal with challenges?
The Sustainable Development Goals will provide an important starting point for discussion and knowledge sharing. The course will address Goal 5 (Gender); Goal 6 (Clean water and sanitation); Goal 8 (Decent work and economic growth); Goal 10 (Reduced inequalities); and Goal 16 (Peace, justice and strong institutions). The course will also equip you with a number of practical and analytical tools and impart new ideas to help you conceive and implement policies towards better local service delivery.
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