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Micheline Gilbert is currently a Senior Governance Specialist providing support and advice to GAC programmes in relation to the Department’s feminist policy and human rights based approach.

On the 15th of September, we celebrate the International Day of Democracy! In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly declared this day, which annually takes place to raise public awareness about democracy and promote democratic principles.

The Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD) organised the first Local Democracy Academy. In June 2019 researchers from around the world gathered in Umeå, Sweden, to discuss and present the latest research in the field of local…

On the 10th of August 2019, the 8th African Day of Decentralisation and Local Development was celebrated. This special day should contribute to more participation of citizens and social groups. It offers the opportunity to discuss the challenges the…

Between July 9th and 18th 2019, the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development took place at UN Headquarters, New York. The aim was to review the progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. In general, the outcome of the HLPF can…

Lea Flaspoehler is former advisor at the DeLoG Secretariat.

The first International Conference of the OECD-UCLG World Observatory on Subnational Government Finance and Investment took place in Paris, France (OECD Headquarter) on 17 June 2019.

On June 07, 2019 DeLoG conducted a webinar on Decentralisation and Local Governance in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings. The presentation was delivered by Erin Mccandless, a scholar and practitioner with extensive experience working on and in…

From May 20 to 22, the Development Partners Network on Decentralisation and Local Governance (DeLoG) held its Annual Meeting in Bern, Switzerland. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) kindly hosted this year’s event. The meeting…

On May 14, 2019 DeLoG has conducted a webinar, led by Pytrik Oosterhof and Tim Auracher (GIZ) who discussed the key role that local governments play in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the key commitment to 'leave no one…