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