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Pakistan: Local Government a Partner in National Development
As an important local government conference came to a close this week in Islamabad, a range of recommendations have been made to inform the way forward. Organised by CLGF and the Local Councils Association of the Punjab, the event was part of an EU funded project to strengthen the four local councils associations in Punjab, Sindh, Baluchistan, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, as well as the ADLG - the national umbrella body in Pakistan. Read More
CLGF Pacific members tackling rapid urbanisation
At a regional workshop held in December in Nadi, CLGF Pacific members gathered to develop a collective understanding of the issues and processes relating to the implementation of the New Urban Agenda (NUA) in the Pacific region. Focusing on the role of local government in the NUA, the workshop was convened to prepare for the Fifth Pacific Urban Forum (PUF) to be held in May, 2019. Read More
Ghana: using LED to achieve SDGs
CLGF was in the Ghanaian capital Accra in December, hosting a national event entitled Local Economic Development: a Framework for implementation of the SDGs. The meeting, which brought together both elected and technical representatives from local government looked at how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be achieved through local economic development (LED) initiatives. Read More


17 December 2018
CLGF took part in a high level, one day meeting with OECD members - the second meeting of the Steering Committee of the World Observatory on Subnational Government Finance and Investment. Read More
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11 December 2018
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. Read More
Good governance through elections, effort and good practice
Good local governance doesnt happen without effort, following best practice and holding local elections, according to Dr Carl Wright, CLGFs Secretary-General Emeritus. Read More
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