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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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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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Blog 27 Jun 2022
Taking Control Over Own Development: Community Mobilisation in Myanmar
The 2021 military coup has cracked down on Myanmar’s fledgling democracy. Now, actors across the country are promoting self-sufficiency in local ...
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Blog 21 Apr 2022
Investing in Nature-Inclusive Cities for Healthy Communities
Blog written by Oscar Alvarado, programme manager/trainer at The Hague Academy ‘Invest in our Planet’ Earth Day 2022 is all about ensuring a gr...
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Blog 20 Apr 2022
An Open Data Tour of Utrecht: Public Information Used for Good
Open data is essential for governments to provide better and more informed public services and to establish transparency and accountability in thei...
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Blog 25 Feb 2022
Gender Equality: not only a women’s issue
In Ghana, like everywhere else, men can play a significant role in pursuing gender equality. Christopher Lartey, Alumnus of our Gender Responsive G...
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Blog 03 Sep 2021
Five key ingredients towards greater resilience in cities
Cities are engines of innovation and economic development. But they also face many of the world’s most pressing challenges. Resilience has become...
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Blog 03 Sep 2021
Promoting Inclusive Service Delivery Globally
Local governments are essential for improving people’s living conditions, irrespective of their location, income, sex, age or ethnicity. In t...
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Blog 01 Sep 2021
Citizen participation initiatives in Amsterdam
In celebration of the International Day of Democracy on the 15th of September, we focus on the potential of citizen participation and inclusive gov...
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Blog 27 Jun 2021
From migration to integration
Despite many barriers, refugees all over the world are making a positive impact on the societies they live in. Looking back on World Refugee Day, w...

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