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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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22 Sep

Refugee crisis and urban development

The Syrian refugee crisis takes a long time and there are a great many refugees. The influence of the influx and the associated international aid on urban development is getting more and more noticeable.

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19 Sep

Trainings in participatory and inclusive governance in Eastern Ukraine

Last week VNG International delivered two trainings in participatory and inclusive governance to the civil servants of Slovyansk and Pokrovsk municipalities in Eastern Ukraine. In an interactive manner trainers and participants of the training discussed cases from the Dutch and the Ukrainian local government practice and analysed steps in participatory process.

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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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