Course: Inclusive Service Delivery & the SDGs (The Hague Academy for Local Governance)
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.
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.
The course will:
- Increase insight into the basic conditions for inclusive local service delivery;
- Recognize the roles of the different layers of government, including central government in creating conditions and maintaining oversight;
- Gain insight on the implication of the SDGs for local service delivery and local governments;
- Identify the challenges and possibilities in financing service provision at the local level;
- Enhance collaboration and interaction between the public and private sectors (public-private partnerships), with the civil society and between central and local government.
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