ACP-LGP : the Africa Caribbean Pacific local government platform = Plateforme des collectivités locales des pays Afrique Caraïbes Pacifique

Abstract: The ACP Local Government Platform was created in 2001 to improve the quality of local governments’ participation in ACP-EC cooperation. The ACPLGP website is intended for Local Government associations throughout the Africa Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2011 ACP-LG platform, Brussels (English; French ISBN/ISSN: / Link:

ARIAL programme : supporting and strengthening local government associations at ACP national and regional levels

Abstract: ARIAL improves the participative power of local governments through the strengthening of its primal representative bodies; the Associations of Local Governments (LGA’s) at national, regional and sub-continental level. Author(s): EU Source(s): , Published: 2011 European commission (EU). ARIAL programme, Brussels (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link:

Decentralisation : learning lessons from the developing world

Abstract: The obstacles to decentralization and conditions for success are discussed in a video and a presentation of Mr. Vaillancourt (Univ. of Montreal). He concludes that the EU would do wise to use a checklist to assess the likelihood of successful decentralization when deciding on funding priorities. Author(s): Vaillancourt, Francois Source(s): , 5:22 min. Published:…

European urban knowledge network

Abstract: The EUKN is an EU iniative to share knowledge and experience on tackling urban issues. Participants include EU Member States, EUROCITIES, and the URBACT Programme. RDLG/151/14300 Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2010 European urban knowledge network (EUKN), The Hague (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link:

ECDPM : European centre for development policy management

Abstract: ECDPM contributes to the search for home-grown governance strategies at local, national, regional and continental levels in Africa and strengthens the EU capacity to programme, implement, monitor and evaluate governance support. Author(s): ECDPM Source(s): , Published: 2008 European centre for development policy management (ECDPM), [Maastricht etc.] (English; French ISBN/ISSN: / Link:

Local authorities : actors for development : communication from the Commission to the Council, the European parliament and the European economic and social committee and Committee of the regions

Abstract: EU Local Authorities (LA) allocate considerable financial resources to development (representing nearly 15% of national ODA in Spain for instance), and have developed specific instruments for aid delivery (programmes, co-financing instruments, city-to-city links, direct cooperation agreements). Author(s): Source(s): , 9 p. Published: 2008 Commission of the European communities, Brussels (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link:

Briefing note on mainstreaming gender equality in decentralisation, public administration reform and local development

Abstract: This brief concept focuses on mainstreaming gender equality in three processes: decentralization; public administration reform; and local development. The note aims to complement the information on mainstreaming gender equality provided in the existing Handbook on Good Governance (EC 2003) Author(s): Hailé, Jane Source(s): , [27] p. Published: 2006 European commission, [Brussels] (English ISBN/ISSN: /…

Strategic priorities and operational challenges for European support for democratic decentralisation in the context of the new ACP-EU partnership agreement

Abstract: European donors will remain important supporters for democratic decentralization and municipal development in Africa, but many strategic and operational challenges exist on both sides. The paper outlines ways to address those, and to anchor poverty and local development concerns in European support. Author(s): Loquai, Christiane Source(s): , ECDPM discussion paper; no. 24 53 p.,…