Great dialogues and debates on decentralisation issues worldwide

From 2 until 6 of July the summer course Decentralisation and Local Governance took place in The Hague. Experienced participants came from all over […]

12 July 2012

Albanian delegation takes a peek in Dutch Human Resources Management

On 21 May 2012 the one-week study visit ‘Human Resource Management and Training’ started in the Hague, The Netherlands. Open courses at The Hague […]

05 June 2012

Impressed by political participation of the youth

On 16 April 2012, the course ‘Citizen Participation and Accountability’ started in The Hague, the Netherlands. The participants came from different corners of the world, ranging from The United States and Iran, to Sudan and Tanzania. Some worked for their municipality, others worked for an NGO, but they all came together to share their experiences and learn about citizen participation and accountability.

15 May 2012

Albanian municipalities to strengthen human resource management

Albanian municipal staff will visit The Netherlands in May to learn how they can improve management capacities for delivering public services to the community. They […]

24 April 2012

Doto’s chicken farm

Doto Mgasa, a young talent from the Babati District Council (Tanzania) came to the Netherlands with a mission. Being a community development officer she […]

VNG-staff support colleagues abroad

 On the occassion of the 100th anniversary of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG), VNG-staff started a campaign to support young talent at local authorities in developing countries.   The VNG-staff […]

Discussing aid effectiveness in Mozambique

Over the last fifteen years, Mozambique has pursued a decentralization model which combines the deconcentration of public services at provincial and district level, with […]

17 April 2012

Decentralisation is the empowerment of people through the empowerment of their local governments.

“Decentralisation is the empowerment of people through the empowerment of their local governments”, was one of the main definitions on decentralisation during the training […]

Follow us now on Facebook!

Since last week The Hague Academy has it’s own Facebook account. So follow us now and we will keep you informed about our training […]

11 April 2012

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 […]