Commonwealth Local Government Forum
Mar
01
2018

Working locally to deliver development

Working through local members, local partners and local staff does create a different dynamic – one which is more likely to reap tangible benefits on the ground and limit any establishment of dependency or diversion of funds from its intended purpose.

Jul
18
2017

Community centred local government

Following his participation in the European Commission’s Partnership Forum, Greg Munro considers community centred local government.

Jun
05
2017

Safe and cohesive communities

The attack in Manchester on 22 May and London on 3 June heve brought to the fore the vulnerability of our communities to attacks by extremist and radical forces that exist within our society. The entire staff and membership of CLGF stands together in solidarity with all citizens and cities affected at this difficult time.

Apr
12
2017

No money, no honey: financing local government

Many years ago I participated in a government to government visit between South Africa and the Philippines to review the progress that the Philippines government had made in decentralising health care to local government. Our aim was to learn lessons from their strategy to actively decentralise this function across the country. One of the challenges which was clearly evident was that in many instances, the fiscal transfers to local government had not accompanied the delegation of the function.

Malaysian local gov convention

Dr Greg Munro, the CLGF Secretary-General, addressed a packed audience at the Malaysian Local Authority Convention on the crucial topic of building capacity of local councils and creating local leaders. 

CLGF experience in Local elections

  Good local governance doesn’t happen without effort, following best practice and holding local elections, according to Dr Carl Wright, CLGF’s Secretary-General Emeritus.
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