UNDP on Local Governance and the Post-2015 Framework

Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, UNDP’s Director of Democratic Governance, describes the integral role that viable, effective, multi-level governance must play in achieving the post-2015 development agenda in a post on UNDP’s Our Perspective page. In addition to service delivery, local governments are critical intermediaries between the people and the state for reconciliation and the re-establishment of the…

Public and Private Development Center, Nigeria

Public and Private Development Center (PPDC) is a Nigerian organization created in 2001 to promote increased citizen participation for better governance, corruption prevention, and sustainable development. PPDC has engaged in several programs that seek to empower citizens to gain entry to the public space and participate more meaningfully in governance and development in ways that…

Partnership for Democratic Governance in Southeast-Asia

The Partnership for Democratic Governance in Southeast-Asia (DELGO’SEA) is a network of local government associations, non-government organizations, local authorities, and academic institutions in Southeast Asia formed to share success stories in local governance. It is hoped that in sharing best practices, these successes can be replicated in other cities and municipalities in the region. DELGO’SEA, co-funded…

Local Governance Central to UN HLP’s Post-2015 Agenda

“We need governments that tackle the causes of poverty, empower people, are transparent, and permit scrutiny of their affairs.” On May 30, 2013, the United Nation’s High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda released their report, “A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies Through Sustainable Development,” designed to guide the formulation…

Commonwealth Local Government Forum

The Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) seeks to promote and strengthen effective democratic local governments in the Commonwealth and serves to facilitate the exchange of good practices in local government structures and services. CLGF is composed of central, provincial, and local government representatives involved in local government policy and decision-making including local government associations, individual…

United Cities and Local Governments

United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), present in 140 of the 191 UN member states in seven world regions, works promote participatory local governance by representing the interests of local governments around the world, regardless of the size of the communities they serve. The organization, as stated in its mission, represents “the united voice and…

UN Advisory Committee of Local Authorities

The United Nations Advisory Committee of Local Authorities (UNACLA) was created as a formal channel to facilitate the development of relationships between local authorities and the work program of UN-Habitat and increase the dialogue between local and central governments and the UN system. This dialogue aims to highlight the important issues of strengthening local governance…

Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments for Post-2015 Development Agenda Towards Habitat III

Local and Regional Governments organizations have created the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments for Post-2015 Development Agenda towards Habitat III to build a cooperative strategy to contribute to the international debate regarding the Post 2015 framework. The Taskforce is committed to ending extreme poverty in all its forms, in the context of sustainable…

Group of Friends of Sustainable Cities

The Group of Friends for Sustainable Cities, co-chaired by Sweden and Singapore, is a group of 29 countries leading the global dialogue regarding the critical role of cities and the importance of sustainable urban development in achieving sustainable development at-large. In May 2012, the Group of Friends collaborated with United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)…