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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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30 Nov

Supporting SMEs and Economic Development Strategies in the Palestinian Territories

For 5 days, technical staff of 13 Palestinian municipalities participated in a workshop in Amman, Jordan, on the creation of enabling environments for local Small & Medium Enterprises (SME) and on local economic development strategies. The workshop was conducted by VNG International as part of the Local Government Capacity Programme.

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25 Nov

Rustavi City starts involving citizens in its budgeting process

How do you involve your citizens in your municipality’s budget planning and execution? This is a question that the municipality of Rustavi – the 3rd biggest city of Georgia – is trying to answer with support from VNG International, its daughter company MEPCO and best practices from the Netherlands and Czech Republic.

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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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