The Hague Academy supported the coordination, set-up and curriculum design of a regional training institute for local governance, to support local governments in Jordan and Lebanon. A training of trainers and multiple pilot-training courses were also developed throughout 2018. These activities are part of the Local Government Resilience Programme (LOGOReP), implemented by VNG International. The programme aimed to strengthen resilience at the local government level in order to improve the living conditions of the local population and refugees in host communities and refugee settlements in Jordan and Lebanon. This programme was financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. The project ran between September 2015 and December 2018.
The aim is to strengthen the capacity of local governments on a wide variety of relevant themes. This includes service delivery, local economic development and improved citizen participation.