Welcome to VNG International

Committed to strengthening democratic local government world-wide 

VNG International supports decentralisation processes and facilitates decentralised cooperation. We provide capacity building services to strengthen local governments, their associations, training institutes and decentralisation task forces both in developing countries and countries in transition. We build on existing experience, with high quality services such as benchmarks, tools for tax collection and handbooks. VNG International is the international cooperation agency of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities. Read our blog ›

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The second edition of the Local Government Capacity Award is coming up: the Prize for...

In April 2014, a delegation of five Council members from Rawabi visited the Netherlands...


Leaderhip for security and rule of law. NL Min Foreign Affairs, € 2,1 M

Interlinking Peace Building, Decentralisation and Development. Dutch Min. Foreign Affairs, € 4,57 M
Social Accountability and basic public service delivery. World Bank Grant Scheme
Empowering local governments in 79 countries for development dialogue. EU: € 5.1 mln.
Post-earthquake reconstruction of waste and water in four Haitian municipalities. Donations and aid...
Awareness-raising for MDGs in 150 Dutch Millennium Municipalities. Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs...
Decentralised cooperation with nine developing countries Dutch min. foreign affairs: 22.5 mln.
Capacity development for rental housing in South Africa Dutch Min. of the Interior: €1.5 mln
Peer to peer learning. Comparative performance measurement. Price varies.