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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 />

Units of Cooperation and Inclusivity

Earlier this month, 2nd -4th December 2018, VNG International- Palestine Branch together with the Ministry of Local Government (MoLG) and the Municipal Development and Lending Fund (MDLF) organized a three-days’ workshop training on Local Economic Development “LED” in Ramallah, Palestine.

The wider objective of the project is to enhance Palestinian Local Authorities' contribution to governance and development processes in Area C, as a precondition for more equitable, open and democratic society. <br />
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The specific objectives: <br />
1. Strengthen the institutional and operational capacities of the Palestinian Local Authority Association (APLA); <br />
2. Enable APLA advocate for and lobby on issues related to Area C on behalf of its members (Local Authorities -LAs); <br />

The overall objective is to investigate how decentralisation of property tax can contribute to enhance (property) tax revenues to enable municipalities in Palestine to deliver improved basic services to citizens. <br />
Specific objectives are: Enhanced property tax revenues and services to citizens when they are given a full mandate to collect property tax themselves.<br />
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