TRENDS AND CHALLENGES IN LOCAL GOVERNANCE
This year, The Hague Academy for Local Governance celebrated 10 years of work focused on strengthening local governance worldwide. As a milestone in the history of the Academy, the occasion provided an opportunity to reflect on recent developments and identify future trends and challenges. For this purpose, our newsletter readers were invited to share their experiences and thoughts in a short survey. 115 government practitioners, NGO-representatives, development workers and students gave their opinion about the current challenges for local authorities, the most pressing needs, the future trends, and the meaning of the SDGs. Please find their answers below and their personal stories in the upper left column!
MAIN TRENDS IN LOCAL GOVERNANCE
Two things that come to mind about the functions of the local government:
Main trends in society that will affect this municipality in 10 years' time:
What is the most likely scenario in 10 years' time? The municipality...
After a civil war it is very tough to reorganize a shattered institution. With hard work and good leadership the slow transformation will be visible. The confidence of the citizens with themselves and their leaders will return.
FUTURE NEEDS OF LOCAL GOVERNANCE
Keeping your municipality in mind, what would the municipality need most to ensure good local governance in 10 years' time:
Financial resources:The municipality that I have in mind needs more….
Capacity development of local government:The municipality that I have in mind needs more capacities of….
Integrity of the local authority:The municipality that I have in mind needs….
Availability of qualified staff:The municipality that I have in mind needs more flexibility for local authorities...
Quality and stability of legislation:The municipality that I have in mind needs….
Inter-administrative agreements:The municipality that I have in mind needs more ….
What are the two most important types of support that the municipality would benefit from in addressing its needs:
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 global goals to be achieved in 2030. The goals are set by the United Nations to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.
Are the SDGs used in the municipality that you have in mind?
What can you say about the SDGs in the municipality you have in mind?
Do you live / have lived in the municipality you talk about?
What is the size of the municipality that you are talking about?
The municipality is based in:
My work or interest relates to...
I consider myself mainly:
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