For further information regarding Local Governance and Decentralisation please visit the link-list below.
L’Association Construisons Ensemble –Recherche sur les Citoyennetés en Transformation (ACE-RECIT) en Afrique
- The Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Local Government Platform (ACP-LGP)
The purpose of the Platform is to influence the nature and outcomes of ACP-EC programming. It aims at improving the consideration of the local dimensions of the development process and at strengthening effective aid management.
- Africa – EU strategic partnership
African and European leaders meet at EU-Africa Summits to set the agenda for joint relations. The second EU-Africa summit, held in Lisbon in December 2007, adopted the Africa-EU Strategic Partnership.
- All Africa Ministerial Conference on Decentralisation and Local Governance
- Open Forum for CSO Development Effectiveness
The Open Forum brings together civil society organisations from around the world to discuss the issues and challenges to their effectiveness as development actors.
The Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) works to promote and strengthen effective democratic local government.
CONCORD is the European NGO Confederation for Relief and Development. Its 18 international networks and 22 national associations from the European Member States represent more than 1600 European NGOs vis-à-vis the European Institutions.
- Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions
The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe (CPMR) consists of more than 150 regions and 28 countries. They work together to ensure that EU institutions and national governments take account of their common interests, and cooperate on practical projects in order to enhance their assets.
- Council of European Municipalities (CEMR)
The Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) represents the interests of European local authorities and their associations in more than 40 countries. It promotes citizenship and exchange between elected representatives.
- The Decentralization and Intergovernmental Relations´ website of the Public Sector & Governance group
This website gives an in-depth overview of their work in this topic, including a detailed dataset on fiscal decentralization.
- Development Gateway
This website provides web-based platforms that make aid and development efforts more effective around the world.
- DFID on Aid Effectiveness
UK Department for International Development (DFID) website on Aid Effectiveness.
The Donorplatform’s activities are based on three inter-related and complementary pillars — Advocacy and Outreach, Shared Learning and Aid Effectiveness in the area of agriculture and rural development.
Europe-Africa Policy Research Network (EARN) is a network of African and European Policy Research Institutes, aiming to contribute to the EU-Africa Policy Dialogue. EARN intends to bring added value on pooling and fostering policy research capacities, dialogue, information and partnership between European and African non-governmental research institutions on issues relating to EU-Africa relations.
The European Centre for Development Policy Management.
The aim of eldis website is to share the best in development policy, practice and research.
- Euro African Partnership
The Euro-African Partnership for Decentralized Governance.
- European Charter on development cooperation in support of local governance
Website of the European Charter on development cooperation in support of local governance.
- Europe External Policy Advisors (EEPA)
EEPA is a Brussels-based centre of expertise on the EU’s external policies. EEPA works on a wide variety of subjects relating to the EU’s external policies, including legal frameworks, the annual budget and programming.
- EU External Cooperation Programmes
The European Union, composed of the Member States and the European Commission, is the world’s biggest aid donor. The Commission’s EuropeAid co-operation office manages EU external aid programmes and ensures that development assistance is delivered worldwide
- EU Aid Explorer
Web tool providing access to data and humanitarian aid of EU donors.
- Financing For Development
Website of the Financing for Development Process.
FRIDE is a European think tank concentrating its work in democratisation, peace, security and human rights and humanitarian action and development.
- Global Forum on Local Development
- Global conversation on the Post-2015 development agenda with links to global thematic and national consultations
- Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation
The Global Partnership was created at the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan and aims at enhancing development effectiveness, involving governments, the private sector, civil society and other important stakeholders.
- 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4) Busan
- The Hague Academy for Local Governance
- ICLD Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy
ICLD is part of the Swedish development co-operation and aims at promoting local democracy in low- and middle-income countries.
The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) was founded in 2008 and aims at making information about aid spending easier to access, use and understand.
The International IDEA database on Political Finance Laws and Regulations contains information on the laws on funding of political parties for more than 100 countries in the world.
- Impact Alliance
The impact alliance objective is to inspire, inform, and improve practice and performance within organizations leading to the reduction of poverty and the achievement of sustainable livelihoods.
- Local Economic Development Network of Africa
LEDNA is a Pan African LED program and knowledge platform. Its objective is to strengthen the capacities as well as the practices of local governments in Local Economic Development (LED).
- Municipal Development Partnership for Eastern and Southern Africa
Municipal Development Partnership for Eastern and Southern Africa (MDP-ESA): A partnership enabling local government capacity
- Network of Associations of Local Authorities of South-East Europe
- OECD DAC
OECD DAC Working Party on Aid Effectiveness website.
- ODI’s CAPE
The ODI Centre for Aid and Public Expenditure’s (CAPE) mission is to improve the quality of international development assistance and to enhance the effectiveness of developing countries’ public resource management.
- One World Trust
The One World Trust is an independent think tank that conducts research, develops recommendations and advocates for reform to make policy and decision-making processes in global governance more accountable to the people they affect now and in the future, and to ensure that international laws are strengthened and applied equally to all.
PEFA aims to support integrated and harmonized approaches to assessment and reform in the field of public expenditure, procurement and financial accountability.
- Practitioners’ Network
The Practitioners’ Network for European Development Cooperation is an open-platform for exchange, coordination and harmonisation between European practitioners in the field of Development Cooperation.
- Query Wizard for International Development Statistics
What type of Aid data are you looking for?
- Reality of Aid
The Reality of Aid project is a north/south international non-governmental initiative focusing exclusively on analysis and lobbying for poverty eradication policies and practices in the international aid regime.
- Rio +20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
Overview of outcomes and follow up to the United Nations Concerence on Sustainable Development.
- Sustainable Development Goals Open Working Group
Website of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals.
- The Private Sector Development Blog (PSD Blog)
The Private Sector Development Blog (PSD Blog) gathers together news, resources and ideas about the role of private enterprise in fighting poverty and provides an aid effectiveness category.
- Three Cs.net
This website aims to explore and assess coordination, complementarity and coherence (3Cs), in the European Union’s development cooperation policies and operations; and to determine how far these have been applied in practice and with what impact.
- VNG International
The International Agency of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG) and supports decentralisation processes and local governments.