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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.

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.

nicosiaLast week, VNG International successfully supported the attendance of 18 Libyan mayors and municipality focal points in the 10th plenary session of the Euro-Mediterranean Regional and Local Assembly (ARLEM) in Sevilla, Spain.

The project “Libya Local Governance and Stabilization” is funded by the European Union with the participation of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This project is implemented in three years, starting in December 2015, and will cover 22 municipalities in the South, East and West of Libya. It advances the argument that it is possible to create traction at the local level for improved governance, to the benefit of stabilization and creating conditions for future reconstruction.<br />
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General objective: A growing coalition of civil society organisations and municipalities is continuously involved in a facts-based and inclusive debate on state-building and fosters a culture of dialogue, cooperation and institutional development at the local level.<br />
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This action serves as a reinforcement of the on-going Libya Local Governance and Stabilization Project (LGSP, 2015-2018), funded by the European Union (EU) with the support of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented by VNG International and the Centre for Innovative Local Governance (CILG-VNG International).<br />
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