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A Mission to Promote Inclusivity in Somalia

In December 2017, The Hague Academy completed a week-long inclusive governance training for local officials in Garowe/Puntland. The training for local authorities from Puntland […]

20 December 2017

Designing Local Economic Development Plans

By Quinty de Nobel Packed with plenty of newly gained inspiration, the 25 participants of our 2017 Local Economic Development trainings are now home […]

15 December 2017

Strengthening Fiscal Decentralisation in Lesotho

Lesotho is a small but mountainous and beautiful country completely surrounded by South Africa. Since its independence in 1966, the country has experienced political gridlock and several military coups hampering its development. Today, however, Lesotho is undergoing a comprehensive decentralisation process.

13 December 2017

Localise Financing to Achieve the SGDs

Effective fiscal decentralisation and capacity development of national as well as local authorities is crucial for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is one […]

07 December 2017

Spotlight: Week of Integrity

From 1 to 9 December 2017, the Netherlands will celebrate the Week of Integrity. This annual awareness initiative combines the efforts of several civil society […]

06 December 2017

Talent for Governance: Reflections from a Past Talent – Part 2

In 2016, Stephen Molatlhegi was selected to the Academy’s own scholarship programme, Talent for Governance. As a Talent, Stephen participated in the two-week Academy training […]

01 December 2017

Addressing Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding, while Involving Local Citizens

by Quinty de Nobel Intern at The Hague Academy for Local Governance Engaging in conflict resolution while ensuring citizen participation at the same time is […]

16 November 2017

Citizen Participation: Challenges and Opportunities in Eastern Europe

by Lars Burema Programme Manager, The Hague Academy Citizens are better educated and more vocal than ever before. They demand a voice in decisions […]

14 November 2017

How do Local Authorities Spend their Budgets?

Recent research by the OECD and UCLG in 101 countries shows that the biggest share of regional and local government budgets (22%) goes to […]

10 November 2017

Civil Servants from the MENA Region Working on Long-term Social Affairs and Employment Plans

Last week, The Hague Academy and partner CILG facilitated the second and final part of the Shiraka ‘Social Affairs & Employment’ training in Hammamet, […]

30 October 2017