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News 17 Nov 2022
A call to defend democracy worldwide
“Those who fall asleep in a democracy, may wake up in a dictatorship”. This quote by the German historian Otto Gritschneder underlines that we ...
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Blog 01 Nov 2022
The key elements for integrated urban planning
Integrated urban planning is a modern planning approach that takes into account the complex nature of our urban environments. To achieve liveable, ...
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News 01 Nov 2022
Promoting disability inclusion at local level
Taking away prejudices and creating awareness about the daily challenges of persons with a disability is the first, crucial step for achieving more...
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News 27 Oct 2022
The Hague’s policy to address (youth) unemployment
In the Netherlands, despite the labour shortage, finding a job is not necessarily easy for everyone. So, what systems are there to help people acce...
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Blog 27 Oct 2022
Poverty Reduction in Balochistan
The Hague Academy designed a Tailor-Made Training on multi-level governance and local poverty reduction for local practitioners in Balochistan, Pak...
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Stories 27 Oct 2022
Localising Primary Healthcare in Bangladesh
Meet alumna Shoma Nurun Naher, Director of Health and Environment at the DASCOH Foundation in Bangladesh. A physician by profession, Shoma felt fru...
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Blog 07 Sep 2022
Local Governments Ensuring Sustainable Peace
Although invisible to many, local governments and leaders play a critical role in promoting and facilitating peace. The triennial UCLG Peace Prize ...
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Blog 06 Sep 2022
Making E-Government Work
E-government is a powerful tool to modernise administration and provide services directly to citizens. What are its benefits and how can we build s...
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Blog 06 Sep 2022
Deliberative Democracy in Action
Deliberative democracy is an interesting form of community participation that we present in our citizen participation course. The term refers to fa...
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Stories 06 Sep 2022
Stressing the Importance of Local Economic Development in Georgia
Meet alumna Salome Mekvabishvili, Head of the Strategic Development Department at the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia. S...
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Stories 06 Jul 2022
Building Trust Through Accountability in Liberia
Samuel G. Ford is the Assistant Commissioner of Community Services at the Liberian National Police, an institution that has, for the past twenty ye...
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Blog 06 Jul 2022
Ombudsperson: investigator and mediator at the same time
The institute ‘Ombudsman’ contributes to a vital democracy that cares about its citizens. Adriana Stehouwer is Ombudsman for two municipalities...

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