The Hague Academy for Local Governance is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation that aims at strengthening good (local) governance, public service delivery and socio-economic development in developing and transitional countries by organising practice oriented training programmes. In addition to that, the Academy supports young, talented civil servants in developing and transitional countries by scholarships and an online network for young civil servants around the world.
The Hague Academy for Local Governance was established in 2006 by VNG International – the agency for cooperation of The Netherlands Association of Local Governments – with the support of the municipality of The Hague and the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs. Coming from the world of local government, being part of a worldwide network of local government practitioners, The Hague Academy offers training programmes that focus on real life situations and challenges that the participants recognise from their daily work. They meet colleagues from abroad, learn from experiences in other countries and relate what has been learned to the practice in their home countries.