DeLoG Newsletter No. 11
Dear Reader, welcome to our final edition in 2011. We can look back on 2011 with satisfaction as we have achieved successfully our envisaged objectives. Especially the incidence we achieved in influencing the Busan outcome document, as well as the elaboration and presentation of the DeLoG publication in Busan and at the European Development Days have further shown the added value of the working group for Development Partners in the field of decentralisation and local governance. It is now clearly acknowledged that support to subnational governments needs to be strengthened if development effectiveness is going to be improved during the coming years.
Yet another experienced member, Kai Kaiser (World Bank) has been handing over his duties. Thanks to Kai for his valuable support. But we also have the pleasure to welcome new DeLoG members. Jan Hijkoop (Netherlands), Marion Anvroin (France) and Jonas Frank (World Bank) have joined us in the last weeks. We are looking forward to work with our new colleagues.
In this regard we wish you all a peaceful Christmas and a happy and successful year 2012. The secretariat will be at your disposition again from 9 January.