Hosting major sporting events, such as the Commonwealth Games, Olympics or World Cup, can help boost a city's economy and global image according to a report released by the Commonwealth Local Government Forum. The report, Sporting events building local communities, released at a reception hosted by the Lord Provost of Glasgow, the Rt Hon Sadie Docherty at the City Chambers on 16 July in Glasgow.click here to read more >
The CLGF Board has called for new CLGF programmes to focus on localising the new SDGs and looks to development partners and governments to establish a new post-2015 global fund to implement the SDGs. This was one of the key outcomes at the CLGF Board meeting, hosted by Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs Hon Alhaji Tanimu Turaki, and chaired by Mayor Lawrence Yule, in Abuja on 12-13 June.click here to read more >
Local governments in West Africa need improved capacity to deliver services, according to participants at a CLGF West Africa symposium hosted by the Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs in Abuja, Nigeria on 10 June.