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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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1 Feb

Memorandum of Understanding between Jordan and The Netherlands

The Minister of the Interior, Mr. Salameh Hammad, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the director of the International Cooperation Agency of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG), Peter Knip in Amman.

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25 Jan

VNG International’s New Year’s event

On Friday 22 January, VNG International held its annual New Year’s event with over 200 participants. These included political representatives and staff from Dutch municipalities and water authorities, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, foreign embassies to the Netherlands, partner organisations, VNG International project offices and daughter organisations abroad, etc.

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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

Peer to peer learning. Comparative performance measurement. Price varies.

Our Projects


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