South Sudan: many challenges for local leaders

In South Sudan, the implementation of the 2009 Local Government Act seems largely stalled, real empowerment of the people over their government remains a […]

01 March 2012

The importance of sound fiscal decentralisation and…: “Keep it simple”!

“Keep it simple” is one of Roy Bahl’s rules for fiscal decentralisation that Jamie Boex, public finance expert, kept repeating during the training course […]

On the frontline of climate change

“As a manager in local development planning, I have acquired new skills on how I can include mitigation and adaptation measures in city development […]

New inspiration for better participation and accountability worldwide

From 12-23 September 2011, the participants of our training course “Citizen Participation and Accountability” were together in The Hague. The professionals coming from various […]

Political and economic empowerment in Burundi, South Sudan and Palestinian Territories

The Hague Academy for Local Governance developed together with SPARK a four-year programme proposal for political and economic empowerment in Burundi, South Sudan and […]

“Even experienced decentralisation practitioners are provided with relevant new insights”

Even experienced decentralisation practitioners are provided with relevant new insights “The summercourse decentralisation combines professional facilitation with renowned experts and a pleasant learning environment”, […]

Intermunicipal cooperation based on practical benefits

What are the benefits of intermunicipal cooperation? How can we increase involvement and commitment of member municipalities? Which services should be organised by municipalities […]

I would love… world peace!”

This was what participants to the ‘Peacebuilding & Reconstruction’-course tried to achieve. The course focused on decentralisation as means to strengthen a fragile or […]

“Dreams come true with simple cooperation”

The five young civil servants who were selected to attend the first talent programme of 2011 on ‘Leadership and Management’, left the Netherlands on […]

The Hague Academy at NEXPO 2011

On 10 and 11 March NALAS organised the International Municipal Fair in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. More than 200 mayors, elected officials, civil servants […]

Various backgrounds serve as eye-opener and result in new ideas´

From 27 March until 1 April the training programme Leadership and Municipality took place in The Hague. Ten participants from Trinidad and Tobago, South-Africa, […]

Decentralisation, Democratisation & Development

This question was discussed during the training course ‘Decentralisation, Democratisation & Development’, which took place from 14 – 25 March 2011 at The Hague […]

European development partners want to work in a more harmonised manner

From 24-28 January, the informal Development Partners Working Group on Local Governance and Decentralisation (DPWG-LGD) organised a pilot training course on Harmonisation, Decentralisation and […]