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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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16 apr

Somaliland LGA adopts new and more inclusive constitution

As the culmination of an intensive participatory process supported by VNG International through its Inclusive Decisions At Local Level (IDEAL) programme, the Association of Local Government Authorities of Somaliland (ALGASL) unanimously adopted a revised constitution during a Special General Assembly held on 9 April 2018. All of ALGASL's member districts participated.

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VNG and ALGASL launch new project on inclusive local economic development

On 12 April 2018, VNG International together with the Association of Local Authorities of Somaliland (ALGASL) launched a new two-year project on inclusive economic development. The Advancing Strong Partnerships for Inclusive and Resilient Economic Development (ASPIRE) project is funded by the European Union and co-funded by our Inclusive Decisions At Local Level (IDEAL) programme.

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Egypt: Support to Public Administration Reform and Local Development, €4,1 M

Turkey: improving participatory local investment planning, €1,9 M

Jordan: Intern. municipal assistance to Al Zaa'tari refugee camp & local governments Al Mafraq Governorate

Decentralised cooperation with 9 developing countries Dutch min. Foreign Affairs: €22.5 M

Interlinking Peace Building, Decentralisation and Development. Dutch Min. Foreign Affairs, €4,57 M

The Global Goals Municipality Campaign

Social Accountability and basic public service delivery. World Bank Grant Scheme

Syrian refugee crisis: Building Resilience in the Lebanon Beqaa’ Valley

Myanmar: Township Level Technical Assistance in Mon and Tanintharyi

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