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27 Jul

Ghanaian municipalities focus on Community Mobilization and Participation in WASH

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.

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18 Jul

Final narrative report highlights of LGCP 2015

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.

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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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