The Hague Academy organised the following (long-term) training projects in 2016:

Setting up a regional training institute for local governance (2015 – 2018)
Assisting the Government of Jordan in setting-up a regional training institute (curriculum development, training of trainers, training materials, pilot-training courses). Read more

Policy making and local level advocacy (2016)
Training courses for the staff of the Anti-Corruption Coalition of Uganda. Read more

Leadership and good governance (2013 – 2016)
Training programme to strengthen the leadership skills of senior civil servants working in government institutions in Albania, Serbia and Turkey. Read more.

Participatory policy making, including Training of Trainers (2015 – 2016)
Training for representatives of 13 local authorities and NGOs in Zimbabwe, including training of NGO-trainers and production of the handbook. Read more

Promoting local economic development in Jordan
Training courses for staff of the Ministry of Interior and the Local Development Units in the 12 Governorates of Jordan. Read more

Lobby & Advocacy (2014 – 2016)
Several courses in The Hague for representatives from different diaspora organisations in Europe.

Peacebuilding and women empowerment (2013 – 2016)
Several training courses in Burundi and South Sudan for local authorities, civil society organisations, community-based peace groups and women.


Last year we developed and conducted programmes for different clients both in The Hague and in Tunis, Rabat, Amman, Zagreb, Lesotho, Bukavu, Jakarta, Juba, Bujumbara, Bulawayo, Accra and Addis Ababa.

Social Affairs and Employment (2012 – 2015)
Blended learning programme in The Hague, Tunis and Amman for policy and decision makers at government authorities in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco and Jordan.  Read more

Local Governance (2013 – 2015)
Blended learning programme in The Hague, Tunis and Rabat for policy and decision makers at government authorities in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco and Jordan. Read more

Integrity of civil servants (2012 – 2015)
Several courses in The Netherlands for civil servants working for national ministries in EU-accession countries (Albania, Serbia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Turkey, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina). Read more

Decentralisation (2012 – 2015)
Several courses in The Netherlands for civil servants working for central and decentralised government in EU-accession countries (Albania, Serbia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Turkey, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina). Read more

Leadership Masterclasses, including Training of Trainers (2012 – 2015)
Action learning programme for youth at civil society organisations, interest groups and political parties, higher education institutions, business development organisations and labour unions in Burundi, Palestine, South Sudan. Training of trainers for a selected group of youth.

Anti-Discrimination and Good Governance
Course in Zagreb for Croatian municipal officials and NGO representatives of the counties Osijek-Baranja, Brod-Posavina, Pozega-Slavonia. Read more

Conflict management
Training activities in The Hague and Jakarta for senior civil servants of the Coordinating Ministry of Political, Legal and Security Affairs in Indonesia.

Decentralisation and Leadership
Training in the DR Congo for leaders of four territories (Kabare, Walungu, ldjwi et Shabunda) in the province of South Kivu.

Fragility, Decentralisation and Local Governance
Training in The Hague for staff from donor and development organisations, for the Development Partners Network for Decentralisation and Local Governance (DeLoG ). Read more

Local Economic Development
– Course for representatives of Palestinian local governments, private sector and the local community in Jordan
– Joint course with UNCDF for Ethiopian senior and mid-level government officials in Addis Ababa

Fiscal decentralisation
Training in Lesotho for the staff of national ministries, local governments, NGOs, UNDP and UNCDF. Read more

5C capacity building for local authorities
Workshop in Accra for local authorities on local government capacity building. Read more


Sustainable Local Economic Development
for municipal officers and council members in Algeria and Morocco (funded by GIZ)

Lobby and advocacy on the local level
for the Harare Residents trust in Zimbabwe (funded by Nuffic)

Local Economic Development
for representatives from the Ministry of Local Government, MDLF and local government officers in the Palestinian Territories (funded by GIZ)

Decentralisation and Local Governance
for the staff of Ministries of Finance and Interior, local government officials and UNDP staff in Bangladesh (funded by UNDP)


Tanzania: training on gender and good governance in public service delivery including a training of trainers component
for the  Zanzibar Institute for Public Administration (funded by Nuffic)

Jordan: Citizen Participation in Public Service Delivery (including Training of Trainers)
for local government employees at the Municipality of Zarqa (funded by Nuffic)

Zimbabwe: Training of Trainers on Integrity and Accountability and project management
for the staff of the Public Affairs & Parliamentary Support Trust (funded by Nuffic)

Iraq:  Urban Planning and Urban Governance
for the staff of the Ministry of Planning (funded by UN-HABITAT)

South-Sudan: Peacebuilding, (Fiscal) Decentralisation, Local Governance and Service Delivery
for stakeholders at different levels of government and form academia (funded by the World Bank)

Germany/The Netherlands: NATO-simulation Quick Sword
for military personnel from the 13 + 43 (NL) Mechanized Brigade, 11 (NL) Air Maneuver Brigade and German Operational Mentor and Liaison Teams (OMLT) located in Nieuw Millingen (NL) (funded by VNG International)


Thun, Switzerland: Harmonisation, Decentralisation and Local Governance
for the staff of donor organisations dealing with decentralisation, local governance and sector support (funded by the informal Development Partners Working Group on Local Governance and Decentralisation, DeLOG)

AlbaniaHuman Resource Management
for HRM professionals from local governments. Organised in cooperation with Europartners Albania. (funded by The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs / MATRA)


South Sudan: Leadership and Decentralisation
for the Local Government Board of South Sudan (LGB) and its stakeholders (funded by VNG International)

Romania:  Human Resource Management, Strategic Management and Financial Management
for civil servants and staff of the local public administration and of the intercommunity development associations


South Sudan: Peacebuilding, Decentralisation and Local Governance
for representatives from Local Governments, various Ministries, international NGOs and the Local Governance Board (funded by VNG International)

Albania: Decentralisation and EU Integration
for representatives of municipalities and communes. Organised in cooperation with FLAG, Foundation for Local Autonomy and Governance and VNG International (funded by the Dutch Embassy of  in Tirana)