Country World
Region World wide
Duration Start 1 January, 2020 till 31 December, 2020
Field of expertise Building More Effective Public Administration
Policy field(s) Institutional development
Partners United Cities and Local Governments, UCLG
Funding FCM, Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Project code 11419
The wider objective of the Capacity and Instituition Building (CIB) Working Group was to advance the effectiveness and quality of international policies and programs of local and regional governments and their associations. The CIB achieved its purpose by exchanging knowledge and information, enabling coordination and cooperation among its members and within UCLG.

The specific objectives of 2018 – 2020 were:
1 General information exchange related to policies and programs implemented by CIB members and fostering of coordination among CIB members to avoid overlap and to create synergies
2 Building a common knowledge base and learning community on programming methodologies to contribute to a more effective programme approach
3 Support the implementation of and reporting on international policies
4 Support the development of a shared narrative and building evidence, to feed lobby and advocacy efforts and increase recognition of the role of local government in development cooperation.
5 Alignment and collaboration with UCLG

For 2020 the achieved results are:
1. Information exchange
- Outreach and visibility to 35 members and 300 beneficiaries, donor organizations, partner organizations, through newsletter
- Insight in ongoing capacity building programmes of CIB members
- Different communication outings and channels lead to space for coordination of programmes
- Visibility of Local Government Associations in UCLG statutory meetings and UCLG and CIB communication outings

2. Building a knowledge base and learning community
- Frequent opportunities for knowledge sharing and building of knowledge base around topics related to programme management of CIB member organizations
- Structured dialogue on M&E&L developments and joint activities in this domain

3. Implementation of and reporting on international policies
- Larger share of LGAs involved in SDG implementation and reporting
- Large share of LGAs' efforts visible in yearly UCLG report to the HLPF and at the HLPF event
- User-friendly LGA-SDG survey, training modules and other learning materials available for LGAs around the world

4. Shared narrative and evidence building
- Recommendations and guidelines with regard to influencing donors and national governments on implementation of international policies available

The percentage carried out by VNG was 100%. Financial contributors are the Federation of Canadian Municipalities International (FCM), UCLG, Catalonia (in-kind) and VNG International.