Establishing a Regional Institute for Local Governance

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.

Main goal

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. 


  • To set up a regional training institute for local governance (TILG) in Jordan, that is able to train, improve and upgrade the skills of regional and municipal employees as well as of the staff of central institutions in the delivery of sustainable decentralised development and engaged citizenship.


Delivery of a one-day masterclass Curriculum Building for a group of around 15 civil servants;

Development of a business plan outline for the training institute;

Selection of a pool of local training experts on local governance;

Development and delivery of a four-day Training of Trainers;

In cooperation with local consultants, developed a training curriculum on ‘Local Economic Development’ & ‘Decentralisation and Citizen Participation’;

Advanced Training of Trainers on ‘Local Economic Development’ & ‘Citizen Participation’;

Online and face-to-face coaching provided for the Jordanian trainers in the development and delivery of nine pilot courses.


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