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Local Solutions in the Philippines

June 10, 2015 – Washington DC: Save the Children launched a new report today (click to download pdf) assessing the results of USAID’s “Local Solutions” initiative in the Philippines. It was launched in partnership with the Brookings Global Economy and Development at the National Press Club. Save the Children president Carolyn Miles introduced a panel moderated…

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Localize Aid

Washington DC – March 25, 2015. Today marked the launch of an important new report by Oxfam America calling upon the US government to “adopt a locally driven approach” to fighting corruption. The 32-page report presents 9 specific recommendations towards this goal.  

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Two-Year Review

As we start the pivotal year of 2015, we celebrate the completion of the pioneering investment by the UN Democracy Fund (UNDEF) in building our global community of practice. I invite all of us to reflect on these past two years – what has been achieved by this project – and how we can build…

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Le 2014 Rapport est ici!

Le Rapport de l’État de Démocratie Participative 2014(SPDR) présente la plus vaste étude mondiale comparative connue à ce jour sur l’une des questions les plus importantes, mais le plus souvent ignorées, dans le développement – l’efficacité du gouvernement local. Heureusement, alors que le monde formule ses Objectifs de Développement Durable (SDG) pour éradiquer la faim…

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Informe 2014

2014: Pulse sobre la imagen para descargar el informe. Clic aquí para empezar a comprar en Amazon. El Informe del Estado de la Democracia Participativa 2014 (SPDR, por sus siglas en inglés) presenta el estudio comparativo global más extenso a la fecha sobre uno de los temas más importantes de desarrollo, aunque con frecuencia ignorado- la…

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IDEA Local Democracy Workshop

I’ve just returned from having been invited to speak at a workshop “Local democracy today and tomorrow – Learning from global knowledge and practices” that the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) held at its premises in Stockholm, Sweden, on 5-6 November 2014. The purpose of the trip was to share our approach to participatory local democracy…

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Partnership Between the People, Local Government Bodies and Central Government for Achieving MDGs in Bangladesh

[The following paper was presented by Professor Badiul Alam Majumdar, Ph.D., Global Vice President and Country Director, The Hunger Project–Bangladesh at the International Political Science Association (IPSA), 10 July 2014] “People are poor because they are powerless. We must organize people for power. They must organize themselves in such a way that they can change…