Key question in this course is how governments can decentralise policies and services to local levels to promote more inclusive development. Support modalities for donors are discussed as well as the political economy of decentralisation, central-local government relations and the 5C-approach to strengthen local government capacity.
Open courses 2017
Register Now: Summercourse: A local perspective to the Sustainable Development Goals
Register Now: Peacebuilding and Local Governance
Course Introduction Local governments face enormous challenges following violent conflicts. Often times, human and financial resources are scarce, the capacity to deliver services is […]
Register Now: Climate Change Resilience and Financing
How can local authorities help fellow citizens combat and prepare for the consequences of drought, floods, air pollution, land degradation, deforestation and rising sea levels? What financing options exist at the local level, and how can practitioners access investment tools such as the Green Climate Fund?
Register Now: Multilevel Water Governance
This course addresses the administrative, planning, financial, legal and stakeholder aspects of multilevel water governance. Participants will get a unique insight into international best practices and water governance tools and work actively to apply the five building blocks for sound water governance for their own local context.
Register Now: Conflict, Rule of Law and Local Security
The key issues in this training are: How can governments promote citizen security and protect human rights after violent conflict? What policies and instruments do they have to foster reconciliation and peacebuilding amongst different ethnic or religious groups? And what attitude and skills do government officials need to lead conflict transformation processes?
Register Now: Local Economic Development
This course discusses strategies and tools to manage inclusive and sustainable local economic development (LED) processes. It addresses questions such as: how to develop a joint vision for the area in a participatory manner, involving government, citizens, businesses and CSOs? How to promote job creation and entrepreneurship?
How to improve conditions for business investments and small and medium enterprises? And how to finance local economic development?
Past Training: Gender Responsive Governance
Increase your insight in the role of women and men in equitable service delivery. Learn about concepts and tools to integrate gender in all dimensions of (local) governance. And discuss gender relations in conflict and peacebuilding processes.
Past Training: Fiscal Decentralisation and Local Finance
This course discusses questions such as: How can spending responsibilities and revenue resources be best assigned to the different government layers? How can financial management at the local level be improved? What are sources for local income generating? And how can local authorities be held accountable in a transparent way?
Past Training: Integrity and anti-corruption
This training focuses on the complexities of corruption, its root causes and the impact on society. The course introduces participants to different examples of institutional reforms and anti-corruption measures. Furthermore, participants discuss integrity dilemmas from their own working practice. They get familiarised with the Dutch landscape of Integrity as well as examples of policies to improve the integrity of an organisation’s workforce.
Past Training: Citizen Participation and Inclusive Governance
This course discusses basic principles of good governance, accountability and civil participation. Participants will explore possibilities to engage citizens in the policy and decision making process with a special focus on marginalised groups. They will discuss a.o. the participation ladder, do’s and don’ts in participation processes, open (data) governance and the role of the media.