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02 May 2019
CLGFs Deputy Secretary-General Lucy Slack was in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, at the end of last month, to participate in the annual Cities Alliance Assembly. This year's Assembly looked specifically at the themes of resilience and informality. Read More
CLGF and Madhya Pradesh boost rural livelihoods
Local economic development in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh has received a huge boost through a CLGF project about rural livelihoods, with a focus on women. As the first phase comes to an end, one of the key outcomes of the programme is the mainstreaming of CLGFs blueprint into government training and local government development plans. Read More
Connecting the development community
Partnership working between key organisations involved in development work and the EU got a real boost at the 7th Global Meeting of the EUs Policy Forum for development (PFD) held in Brussels in March. Read More
Promoting democracy, fostering inclusion and improving governance
Open Government Week 2019 is taking place from 11 to 17 March. This is a global initiative which aims to promote democracy, foster inclusion and improve governance through the collaboration between citizens and government. Read More
The time for gender equality is NOW
International Womens Day is an increasingly important day in the calendar - not just for highlighting how far we still have to go to achieve gender parity in all areas of local government - but just as crucial, to champion our role models, and the leadership being shown across the Commonwealth in pursuit of more equitable decision-making and service delivery at the local level. Read More
International Women's Day 2019
It gives me great pleasure as CLGF Patron to mark International Womens Day 2019 with a few words. Firstly, I want to pay tribute to all the talented women in decision-making roles across the Commonwealth; whatever sphere of government or role you play, you are making a real difference to everyday lives. Read More
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