Local development

Culture in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): A Guide for Local Action

The publication "Culture in the Sustainable Development Goals: A Guide for Local Action" aims to provide practical guidance to local and regional governments, civil society organisations, private organisations, culture and development professionals, and other sta

A new impulse to Local Economic Development

The 4th World Forum of Local Economic Development was hosted by the government of Cabo Verde and the City of Praia and counted on 2800 participants from 83 countries.

President Obama ‘Goes Local’ with New Initiatives in State of the Union Address

Washington, D.C. - Following President Obama's State of the Union address tonight, National League of Cities (NLC) President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah, issued the following statement:

United Regions attend the Seminar on International Action of Local Governments in Iberoamerica

During the opening of the “Seminar on International Action of Local Governments in Iberoamerica”, held in Mexico City on the 10th of November, the governor of State of Mexico, Eruviel Ávila, announced his state’s intention to join to ORU-Fogar. The governor, who had previously held a work

Land Values Capture: A method to finance urban investment in Africa?

The UCLG Local Finance and Development Committee has just published a study on “Capturing Land Values: a route to financing urban investment in Africa?” conducted in partnership with the Global Fund for Cities Development, and with the contribution of UCLG Africa, SCET, AFD, the French Mi

Agora of Cities will approach Strategic challenges for the future of local governance

 On 12 April in Barcelona, the first Agora of Cities is to be held, a meeting of mayors from Latin America, Europe and the Mediterranean region, set up with the aim of promoting political debate and the exchange of experiences and strategies for local governability focused on the model fo

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