Access to basic services

How Accra, Ghana, is Taking Steps to Become an African Success Story

By Alfred Vanderpuije, Mayor of Accra, Ghana / Source: IBM

As Mayor of Accra and Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, I would say that there are few areas as crucial for infrastructure investment as cities.


The role of local governments in basic service provision is analyzed at the final Steering Committee of GOLD report

The third and final Steering Committee of the forthcoming report of the Global Observatory on Local Democracy and Decentralization (GOLD) on basic local services took place on 4-5 July 2013 at the UCLG World Secretariat, in Barcelona.

UCLG at the DeLOG meeting on Decentralisation and Local Governance in the Post-2015 Global Development Agenda

On June 4, UCLG participated in the Development Partners Working Group on Decentralisation and Local Governance (DeLog) meeting in New York.

GOLD III and the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals

The Third UCLG Global Report on Decentralisation, GOLD III, is currently contributing to the debate on the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and on the Post 2015 agenda by presenting the vision of local authorities on the current situation of basic services in differen

UCLG to undertake regional workshops on the Governance of Local Basic Services

Over the following months, UCLG will hold several regional workshops to discuss the role of Local Government in the Governance of Local Basic Service in the different world regions.

UCLG stresses local governments’ role to ensure basic service provision

As a part of cities and local governments’ responsibility and commitment to improve universal access to basic services, reduce poverty and inequalities, UCLG contributes to GOLD (Global Observatory for Lo


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