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Five key ingredients towards greater resilience in cities

With most of the world population living in urban environments, cities have become the engines of innovation and economic development. But cities also face […]

03 September 2021

Promoting Inclusive Service Delivery Globally

Across the world, local governments are essential in improving the living conditions of all people in society. Through inclusive service delivery systems, they can […]

Alumni Stories: the Road to Local Fiscal Autonomy in Mali

Issiaka Bôh Magassa is a technical advisor at the Regional Development Agency of Kayes, in Mali. By improving his local governments’ ability to collect […]

01 September 2021

From crisis to opportunity: inclusive water management in Zambia

Solwezi is a rapidly growing town in Zambia’s resource-rich North-Western Province. The nearby opening of one of Zambia’s largest mines has brought an influx […]

Citizen participation initiatives in Amsterdam

In celebration of the International Day of Democracy on the 15th of September, we focus on the potential of citizen participation and inclusive governance […]

Gender mainstreaming in district plans Rwanda

The Hague Academy concluded the “Transformative Agents of Change programme” for Rwandan local authorities. In total, twenty agents of change were trained in conducting […]

12 July 2021

Translating Learning into Local Action

Local officials from the Middle East and North Africa joined our Shiraka Training Programme in Social Affairs and employment. For the programme’s final conference, […]

29 June 2021

Alumni event: what have we learned in COVID-times?

Coming from all parts of the world, our alumni share the same goal: trying to make life a bit better for all citizens. With […]

28 June 2021

From migration to integration

In light of World Refugee Day on the 20th of June, we reflect on the journey of Syrians across the world and how they […]

27 June 2021

Alumni Stories: Fighting Corruption in Indonesia

In many places around the world, corruption thrives, leading to wasted taxpayer funds and the loss of goods and services. Our alumna Raisa Annisa, […]

Supporting local leaders for urban development in Ethiopia

Over the last two decades, Ethiopia has been one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. As a result, Ethiopian cities have been struggling […]

23 April 2021

Earth Day campaign: Restore our Earth

Sustainability. Mitigation. Adaptation. As climate change continues to occur at alarming rates, these concepts have become more prevalent in our societies and in the […]

Local challenges and solutions for migration: an interview with Bastien Revel

Local authorities play a key role in managing the migration process and helping refugees and migrants integrate. They provide newcomers with essential services and […]

20 April 2021