Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Summer course Decentralisation and Local Governance, The Hague, The Netherlands, 2 - 6 July 2012

This summer course is especially developed for professionals working at donor and development organisations who are dealing with support to good governance, democracy, decentralisation, local governance and public service delivery.


The following questions will be addressed in this course:

·         How can dialogue between national governments and local stakeholders be stimulated?

·         How can local governments be made more accountable to their citizens?

·         In what way can a transfer of power and budgetary resources from central to local authorities lead to better services on the local level?

·         And how can donor and development organisations support a more effective implementation of decentralisation?

·         Moreover, the course provides you with tools for assessing and monitoring decentralisation practices, such as political economy analysis. It also increases your insight into decentralisation processes in different country contexts, like fragile states or countries with ethnic or religious tensions. Fiscal decentralisation, sources for local income generating and social accountability issues are discussed, as well as aid modalities and the role of the donor community.


Learning objectives

This course will help you:

assess decentralisation practices in the countries in which you work a.o. by applying the Political Economy approach;

increase your insight into the various factors that influence performance at the local level;

judge the impact of decentralisation policies on domestic accountability;

design and monitor support strategies for more effective implementation of decentralisation in partner countries.



Contributions to this course come from renowned experts and practitioners with extensive experience in decentralisation and local governance in various development and (post-)conflict countries around the world. One of them is dr. Jamie Boex, fiscal decentralisation expert at the Urban Institute in Washington.


More information

We offer discounts if you apply with three or more participants from the same organisation. Contact us for more information.


To apply for this training course please click here or visit our website www.thehagueacademy.com. You can also contact our Programme Manager Nienke Vermeulen at info@thehagueacademy.com or call +31(70) 3738695.


Deadline for application is 4 May 2012. Don’t wait too long to apply since there are limited places available.


The Hague Academy for Local Governance

P.O. Box 30435 | 2500 GK The Hague | The Netherlands | +31 [0] 70 37 38 695

info@thehagueacademy.com www.thehagueacademy.com

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