Exchanging experiences on economic and social development

The Local Economic Development course took place from 11 – 22 November 2013 in The Hague. The course focused on strengthening the economic capacity of a regional community to make optimal use of the existing and potential characteristics of the area.

03 December 2013

From unemployment to active citizens

Why do the Netherlands have one of the lowest youth unemployment numbers in the EU? What policies contribute to an effective fight against unemployment? […]

20 September 2013

Urban Governance programme for Iraqi officials

In and outside the city hall of Almere, a delegation from the Ministry of Planning in Iraq learned about Dutch approaches to urban growth, […]

10 September 2013

Observations on Gender Equitable Local Development

On 6 and 7 June 2013 The Hague Academy contributed to The Regional Policy Forum on Gender Equitable Local Development (GELD) in Dar es […]

Young potential leaders participate in Academy Masterclasses

Youth in (post-)conflict societies is often portrayed as a threat to security and stability.  However, as inspirational young people such as Malala Yousafzai, Mayra […]

09 August 2013

Citizen participation and accountability: key elements for decentralisation

Citizen Participation and Accountability are key elements for every country striving for decentralisation. That’s why The Hague Academy for Local Governance annually organises a […]

09 July 2013

Darfur governors discuss peace efforts

Under the umbrella of the Sudan Peace-building for Development Project and the Sudan/South Sudan Cross-border Initiative, the World Bank asked The Hague Academy to […]

20 June 2013

Talent for Governance present at VNG annual congres

Wilt u meer weten over de mogelijkheid om jonge talentvolle ambtenaren uit gemeenten in ontwikkelingslanden te steunen? En wat dit kan betekenen voor uw […]

30 May 2013

What is your colour of leadership style?

During the training Leadership and Municipal Management of The Hague Academy for Local Governance, the enthusiastic and motivated participants worked hard to polish their […]

24 April 2013

The Hague Academy and the post-2015 development framework

With the deadline for the MDGs in sight, one of the most hotly debated topics in international development cooperation is the post-2015 development framework […]

EC Commissioner stresses importance of local authorities

“We particularly see a stronger role for local authorities in partner countries as key to achieving better governance and the sustainable development outcomes set out in the international agenda.” This is what Andris Pielbags, European Commissioner for Development Cooperation, stated during the last meeting of the Committee of the Regions and the European Commission.

19 April 2013

How to strengthen democracies, increase decentralisation and improve development?

From 11 to 22 March 2013, The Hague Academy for Local Governance organised a training course on Decentralisation, Democratisation and Development. With eleven enthusiastic […]

09 April 2013

Application open for fellowships training Social Affairs & Employment

The training course Social Affairs and Employment  is part of a larger programme Matra-South that has been developed by the Ministry of Foreign affairs […]

05 April 2013