Country World
Region World wide
Duration Start 1 January, 2022 till 31 December, 2022
Field of expertise Building More Effective Public Administration
Policy field(s) Institutional development
Partners United Cities and Local Governments, UCLG
FCM, Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Barcelona City Council
Region of Catalonia
Funding United Cities and Local Governments, UCLG
Project code 11453
The wider objective of the Capacity and Institution Building (CIB) Working Group is to advance the effectiveness and quality of international policies and programs of local and regional governments and their associations. The CIB achieves its purpose by exchanging knowledge and information, enabling coordination and cooperation among its members and within UCLG.

The specific objectives of 2021 - 2023 are:
1. General information exchange related to policies and programs implemented by CIB members and fostering of coordination among CIB members to avoid overlaps 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 agendas and policies
4. Support the development of a shared narrative and building evidence, to feed advocacy efforts and increase recognition of the role of local government in development cooperation.
5. Alignment and collaboration of CIB members' work with UCLG's strategic priorities

For 2022 the core activities include:
? Finalisation of new Policy paper on Development Cooperation & Local Governments
? Coaching of Local Government Associations with regard to Voluntary Subnational Reviews (SDG reporting)
? Roll-out of module 4 and possibly development of related MOOCs or other pedagocical materials
? Piloting the set-up of a gender knowledge & learning hub
? CIB annual meeting 2022 in June, hybrid format in Sint Niklaas, Belgium
? Strengthening the membership and installing the new leadership of CIB in a consultative way involving the membership to jointly support the way forward as to our internal governance
? Active presence at the UCLG retreat with workshops on the policy paper and the VSR by LGAs
? Active presence at (and in the run-up to) the UCLG World Congress 2022 in Daejeon, Korea

The percentage carried out by VNG is 100%. Financial contributions are made by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), UCLG, the city of Barcelona, Catalonia (possibly in-kind) and VNG International (SDLG programme).