Commonwealth Local Government Forum

UN Global Forum, Kampala 2010

The UN Global Forum took place in Kampala from 4-6 October 2010. It brought together more than 600 delegates, including heads of state, government ministers, representatives of local governments and their associations, development partners, international organisations, academia, civil society and the private sector. 


Inclusive development in India

As a growing economy and the world’s twelfth largest economy, India has great potential in the goods and services it can offer others, and as a huge potential market for investors and traders, so it  is no surprise that UK Prime Minister David Cameron has chosen to visit India as one of his first major overseas visits since being elected in May, and I was very pleased to see that representatives of local government were included in the delegation.


CLGF welcomes local government in Rwanda

Rwanda was admitted as a member of the Commonwealth at the Heads of Government meeting last November.  Though formal approval is still required, we hope to welcome the Rwanda Ministry of Local Government and the Rwanda Association of Local Government Authorities as  members of CLGF where they will be able to form links with other countries, and get involved in CLGF projects and events to support good governance and service delivery at the local level.  

CLGC2019 in Sri Lanka

Plans for the international biennial Commonwealth Local Government Forum Conference (CLGC) in Colombo 2019 are back on track.

COVID-19: personal view from Ghana

  With COVID-19 having a devastating impact on so many areas of our lives, CLGF’s West Africa Regional Programme Officer, Joyce Ekuful, caught up with local government practitioner in Gh ...

Local government response to COVID

  CLGF is in the process of connecting with members around the Commonwealth, virtually, via a series of webinars. The focus of these meetings is on sharing the experiences of members in dealing wit ...
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