Open courses 2018

February 12 - February 23, 2018

Fiscal Decentralisation and Local Finance

Course Introduction: How a country organises its public finances forms the basis for how local authorities govern priorities in cities, towns and villages. While national […]

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March 5 - March 16, 2018

Citizen Participation and Inclusive Governance

Course Introduction: Inclusive development requires responsive governments and empowered citizens. But what can local officials and civil society organisations do to ensure all voices are […]

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April 9 - April 20, 2018

Integrity and Anti-corruption

Course Introduction: Corruption is one of the root causes of extreme poverty, conflict and state fragility. It cripples service delivery and the rule of […]

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June 18 - June 29, 2018

Local Service Delivery and the SDGs

Course Introduction: Local public services, including access to health, waste management and social services, have a huge impact on our daily lives and well-being. Unfortunately, many […]

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July 2 - July 6, 2018

Summercourse: Decentralisation & the SDGs

Course Introduction: Cities and local authorities are catalysts for change and drivers of development. A multilevel governance approach is needed to deliver development to citizens and […]

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July 9 - July 13, 2018

Summercourse: Peacebuilding

Course Introduction: Local governments face enormous challenges following violent conflicts. Often times, human and financial resources are scarce, the capacity to deliver services is […]

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September 10 - September 21, 2018

Multilevel Water Governance

Course Introduction: Water provision and governance of water involve complex systems and the coordination of different stakeholders at all levels government. Adding to the […]

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October 1 - October 12, 2018

Local Economic Development

Course Introduction: This practice-oriented course focuses on strengthening the economic capacity of local and regional communities. Taking into account the UN’s post-2015 development agenda, […]

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October 29 - November 9, 2018

Conflict, Rule of Law and Local Security

Course Introduction: Conflict reduces the state’s ability to govern and administer justice. However, in a post-conflict environment, it is essential to reassert the state’s […]

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November 19 - November 30, 2018

Gender Responsive Governance

Course Introduction: How can policies and programmes be inclusive and more specifically, gender sensitive? How do values of inclusiveness and gender equality result in […]

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