Strategies to promote intergovernmental relations in accordance with the Aberdeen Principles
The background summary paper for the Commonwealth High Level Symposium, held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 24-25 April 2012.
The paper looks at the challenges facing South Asia and its impact on local governments ability to deliver services, ways in which governments are responding to the Aberdeen principles, and the different types of relationship involved in effective intergovernmental relations, common approaches to intergovernmental relations, as well as the role of international partners such as CLGF in promoting intergovernmental relations and supporting local government, including through sharing good practice policies.
The Commonwealth Local Government Handbook 2011/12
This 2011/12 edition of the Commonwealth Local Government Handbook is a complete reference book to local government in the Commonwealth. Updated and revised, it details the systems of local government in the 53 countries of the Commonwealth, looking at how local government is structured, how elections take place, what services local government is responsible for, how local government is financed and what reforms are envisaged.The profiles are in a format that allows easy country to country comparison. The 2011 Handbook includes a preface from CLGF Chairperson Mayor Moya.
Published by Publications UK Ltd on behalf of the Commonwealth Local Government Forum. ISBN 978-0-9555447-4-3
Better local services: improving local government delivery through innovation and partnerships
Report of Asia-Pacific Regional Symposium held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 2005; ed Graham Sansom, CLGF-Commonwealth Secretariat, 2005
Local democracy and good governance in the Caribbean: Report of the Regional Symposium held in Montego Bay, Jamaica, April 2004
published by the Commonwealth Secretariat in partnership with CLGF, 2005
Local democracy and good governance in the Pacific: Report of the Regional symposium held in Suva, Fiji Islands, December 2004
published by the Commonwealth Secretariat in partnership with CLGF 2005
The Aberdeen Agenda: Commonwealth principles on good practice for local democracy and good governance, CLGF 2005,
Click here to download the Aberdeen Agenda( 430K PDF)
Make it local, Make it democratic: the case for local democracy
by Mayor Smangaliso Mkhatshwa and Cllr John Otekat, published by the Commonwealth Secretariat in partnership with CLGF, 2005 .
The third publication in the Series 'Taking Democracy Seriously. The booklet sets out the case for local democracy and describe its key features.