Contribute to the next UCLG-CIB Policy Paper on Development Cooperation: deadline 6th of April


UCLG through its Working Group on Capacity and Institution-Building is currently starting the drafting of an updated Policy Paper on local government development cooperation.

We would like to invite you to actively contribute and enrich the content of the background study needed to develop the policy recommendations that will be broadly owned by the UCLG membership and based on its experience. 

Methodology and process 

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) will lead a background study that will update the UCLG-CIB policy paper (‘Development Cooperation and Local Government’, 2013). The background study will provide input for the policy paper (led by the UCLG/CIB working group), and will aim to build the case for a continued role of local and regional governments in development cooperation, and will emphasize that, globally, local governments are key actors that drive development and support decentralization processes. 

Your inputs will be gathered through a survey. Interactive discussions based on survey responses will be organised in April.

Discussions with the relevant policy councils of UCLG will be further organised to fine-tune policy statements and recommendations.  

A draft policy statement on the topic of ‘Development Cooperation & Local Governments’ resulting from the above consultations will be produced ahead of the UCLG Executive Bureau meeting in May (dates to be confirmed). A longer policy paper (which includes more in-depth case studies) will be developed and discuss with the UCLG broad membership for adoption of the World Council.

Your inputs are needed !

Contribute to the research by answering to the following survey [Should you have any issues accessing the online survey, you can also download the Word version here and send it back to [email protected]]

The deadline for answering the survey is the 6th of April.

Join dedicated workshop with CIB members on 20 April 15:00-17:00 CEST

IDS has indicated that it would be very useful to arrange for a meeting with CIB members to discuss the first outcomes and perhaps also a first outline of the research. CIB and IDS propose Tuesday 20 April for this online workshop, from 15:00-17:00 CEST.

Please register here if you want to participate!