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The 14th Annual Meeting of the DeLoG-Network is coming up soon! The event will be hosted by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and will be taking place from 20-22 May, 2019, in Bern, Switzerland.

DeLoG's next E-Learning Course on 'Enhancing Development Effectiveness for Decentralisation and Local Governance' will take place from April 29 to June 23, 2019.

DeLoG conducted a Joint Learning Event, providing insights on the nexus between local governance and sustaining peace in fragile and conflict-affected settings. The event was jointly organised by the DeLoG Secretariat, UNDP, UNICEF, and Swiss…

Edgardo Bilsky is Director of Research in the World Secretariat of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG).

In late November, the 8th edition of the Africities summit took place. 8300 participants gathered in Marrakesh, Morocco, to discuss 'The Transition to Sustainable Cities and Territories, The Role of Local and Sub-National Governments of Africa'.

This first edition of the “Venice City Solutions – Financing the SDGs at Local Level” aimed to explore how to make SDGs a reality for all starting from the local level. On November 16-17, 2018, it brought together over 100 representatives of central…

On November 7, 2018 DeLoG has conducted a webinar on Decentralisation and Local Governance in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings. The webinar was led by Nicolas Garrigue (UNDP). It aimed to provide an enhanced understanding of the role that local…

On October 17, 2018 DeLoG has conducted a webinar, led by Paula Lucci (ODI) 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…

On October 8-11, 2018, Brussels hosted the European Week of Regions and Cities. It is an annual four-day event, during which cities and regions display their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the…

On September 24, 2018 UN-Habitat launched a Global Municipal Database (GMD), which provides standard indicators for municipal budgets and includes data on per capita expenditures, revenues and debt in cities worldwide.