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 Ghana, only 13% of the population has access to improved sanitation facilities. Besides that, open defecation is still a common practice. Poor sanitation practices can lead to diseases. Behavioural change is seen as crucial for improving the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) situation within the communities.
The final narrative report of the fourth year of the Local Government Capacity Programme, 2015, shows that as a result of the LGCP interventions, local governments, local government associations and water authorities have been able to better deliver on their core tasks and responsibilities.
Jordan: Intern. municipal assistance to Al Zaa'tari refugee camp & local governments Al Mafraq Governorate