VNG International is the International Cooperation Agency of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities. We support decentralisation processes and facilitate decentralised cooperation. The organization strengthens local governments, their associations, training institutes and decentralisation task forces both in developing countries and in countries in transition. We develop high quality services such as benchmarks for local governments all over the world.
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On Tuesday 1 December, as part of the Africities Conference in Johannesburg, VNG International and CMRA will organise a UCLGA Open Session on “Benchmarking for better municipal performance”.
Eastern Congo has been one of the world’s continuous hotbeds. Throughout the last quarter century, a deadly cocktail of (foreign) armies, rebel groups, lawlessness, poverty and (internal) migration has resulted into numerous accounts of human suffering and committed atrocities. The central government based in Kinshasa - separated from Eastern Congo by the world’s second biggest rainforest - has found it difficult to take control of the situation. It is within this context that local governments, as well as their officials who work and live in the region, are stepping forward to offer their constituents a perspective for a better future by promoting security and peace within their jurisdiction.
Jordan: Intern. municipal assistance to Al Zaa'tari refugee camp & local governments Al Mafraq Governorate
Awareness-raising for MDGs in 150 Dutch Millennium Municipalities. Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs : €1.6 M