The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the democratic transition process and the stabilisation of Libya.<br />
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The general objective of the project is to strengthen public governance in Morocco through the mobilization of high-level expertise contributing to the realization of reforms related to the modernization of public administration.<br />
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In South Africa, the water sector is currently being revised, whereby the water regulating role is being decentralised to newly to be established organizations called Catchment Management Agencies (CMAs). The Kingfisher II Programme 2017-2018, as a follow up to Kingfisher I (2012- 2016) aims to support nine Catchment Management Agencies in their water regulating role to improve water governance at local level and thereby create a platform for innovative solutions. This would in turn enhance economic development in a sustainable manner. <br />
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IDEAL (Inclusive Decisions At Local Level) is a programme by VNG International implemented in seven countries facing fragility or conflict: Burundi, Mali, Palestine, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda. Despite the diverging contexts and topics in the IDEAL programme, we still pursue one common overall objective: “Involving citizens in local governance in order for local authorities to better deal with fragility risks. <br />
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To guard this objective, each of the seven country programmes is centred around the same three outcomes:<br />

IDEAL (Inclusive Decisions At Local Level) is a programme by VNG International implemented in seven countries facing fragility or conflict: Burundi, Mali, Palestine, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda. Despite the diverging contexts and topics in the IDEAL programme, we still pursue one common overall objective: “Involving citizens in local governance in order for local authorities to better deal with fragility risks. <br />
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To guard this objective, each of the seven country programmes is centred around the same three outcomes:<br />

The project asks how the traditional/tribal authorities engaged in local governance in Libya, Mali, and Niger, where statehood is limited, build and maintain legitimacy. By doing so, the project focuses on how these authorities can be constructively involved in stabilisation processes and what that would require in terms of engagement by the international community. The research thus aims to inform (inter)national interventions in these countries on the consequences for supporting (formal) local government by producing practical recommendations.

The project asks how the traditional/tribal authorities engaged in local governance in Libya, Mali, and Niger, where statehood is limited, build and maintain legitimacy. By doing so, the project focuses on how these authorities can be constructively involved in stabilisation processes and what that would require in terms of engagement by the international community. The research thus aims to inform (inter)national interventions in these countries on the consequences for supporting (formal) local government by producing practical recommendations.

A recent report by KU Leuven’s HIVA research institute shows insight in and lessons learned from decentralisation organisations to taxation initiatives in the global south.

In Ghana VNG International, together with its local partner Maple consult, are implementing The Ghana Tax Revenue for Economic Enhancement (TREE) project (2019-2021) to boost revenues and improve quality of services delivered by the participating municipalities. End of March a leaderships masterclass for mayors and political leaders of the first tranche of participating municipalities was organised in Cape Coast, Central Region.

In Ghana VNG International, together with its local partner Maple consult, are implementing the so called The Ghana Tax Revenue for Economic Enhancement (TREE) project (2019-2021) to boost revenues and improve quality of services delivered by the participating municipalities.