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New York, 25 Jul 13

The Development Partners Working Group on Decentralisation & Local Governance (DeLoG) held its 8th Annual Meeting in New York last month, hosted by UN-Habitat, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF).

The theme of this year discussion was the role of local governance and decentralisation within the UN post 2015 development agenda with sub-themes relating to the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation, multi-level governance (MLG) mechanisms, and MLG in fragile, urban, and rural environments.

Besides presentations and discussions on these themes, the members shared experiences and new approaches in Decentralisation & Local Governance provided the DeLoG Secretariat with feedback for its strategic work plan (2014-2016), developed an official closing statement for the meeting, and convened an organizational meeting on the Learn4Dev joint-learning program on DLG.

DeLoG is a network of bilateral and multilateral development partners (currently 27 members) aimed at improving development effectiveness in the field of decentralisation and local governance (DLG). Since its inception in 2006, DeLoG has served as a platform for DP’s to share knowledge, conduct studies, engage in advocacy, devise strategies, and facilitate joint training in the field of DLG.

The final communiqué of the meeting can be found here

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