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Our international network of experts offers the latest insights and interdisciplinary knowledge in a wide variety of fields related to local governance:

Local service delivery:
Increase the quality of and access to services for all citizens

Decentralisation & Inter-administrative relations:
Enhance effective cooperation between different levels of government

Fiscal decentralisation & local finance:
Design clear fiscal arrangments and increase local financial capacities and local revenu generation

Gender responsiveness:
Promote gender mainstreaming and participation of women in local policies and service delivery

Leadership & municipal management:
Improve skills to create a shared vision, communicate with stakeholders and manage the municipal organisation

Multilevel water governance:
Create financial, legal and administrative conditions for effective cooperation in the water sector

Integrity & anti-corruption:
Promote integrity, transparency and anti-corruption policies of government institutions

Smart and resilient cities:

Use smart data and innovative solutions to strengthen the resilience of local authorities

Disaster management and climate resilience:
Build climate resilience and improve local response mechanisms of local authorities

Citizen Participation & inclusive governance:
Include voices of all citizens in the policy process

Subnational conflict & peacebuilding:
Work on conflict prevention, local security and social cohesion between different groups in society

Local economic development:
Develop a LED-strategy and improve conditions for entrepreneurship and job creation

Lobby & advocacy:
Increase capacities to influence decision making

Migration and cities:

Develop strategies to deal with the positive and negative impact of migration in cities

Social Affairs and Employment:

Learn how economic growth can go hand in hand wihth social security reforms

Human rights & rule of law:
Promote access to justice and protect minorities and vulnerable groups

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