We are pleased to announce that the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) has, as the first member agency, decided to provide financial resources in a co-funding arrangement directly to the DeLoG secretariat. On February 18th, pen has been put to paper at SDC headquarters in Bern to formalise the SDC contribution to strengthen DeLoG and its secretariat from 2013- 2015 with an annual contribution of approximately US$ 300’000. A substantive part is directed to the implementation of the DeLoG/learn4dev joint learning programme. This is an important milestone in the life of the Development Partners Working Group on Decentralisation and Local Governance (DeLoG) towards a more collectively owned and widely engaged network.
In the following, Head of SDC’s Balkan Department Brigit Hagman, explains the reasons for and the expectations of co-financing DeLoG and its activities.
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