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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In the past months, three gender experts carried out a pilot study within the Uganda Country programme, focused at finding out how the programme can become more gender sensitive.
Ever since 2008 the Dutch City of Breda and the South African municipality of Ekurhuleni have been working together within the framework of VNG International’s LGCP Programme (former LOGO South). The municipalities have been collaborating on issues such as social housing and urban renewal, but have now shifted towards Local Economic Development.
Jordan: Intern. municipal assistance to Al Zaa'tari refugee camp & local governments Al Mafraq Governorate