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CLGF works to promote and strengthen effective democratic local government throughout the Commonwealth and to facilitate the exchange of good practice in local government structures and services. CLGF brings together central, provincial and local spheres of government involved in local government policy and decision-making. It works to promote and strengthen democratic local government across the Commonwealth and to encourage the exchange of best practice through conferences and events, programmes and projects, and research and information. CLGF has more than 160 members in 40 Commonwealth countries including local government associations, individual local authorities and ministries dealing with local government.
Some reports are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information]
Policy Forum is a network of over 50 NGOs. "We are drawn together by our specific interest in influencing policy processes to enhance poverty reduction, equity and democratization. We strive to increase informed civil society participation in decisions and actions that determine how policies affect ordinary Tanzanians, particularly the most disadvantaged. To enhance our effectiveness we have narrowed the focus of our work to 3 main activity clusters. These are Local Governance, Public Money and Active Citizens' Voice." Some documents are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The Nairobi City County is the creation of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and successor of the defunct City Council of Nairobi. It operates under the auspices of the Cities and Urban Areas Act, The Devolved Governments Act and a host of other Acts. [according to site editor's information]
The institute exists to initiate, coordinate and provide demand driven local governance studies, education, training and research as a local governance "Center of Excellence". The institute has its main campus in Accra and another campus in Tamale in the northern region of Ghana.
ILGS started in 1999 as a project of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development with support from the World Bank and the Netherlands Government. ... [according to site editor's information]
The website of the Ministry of Local Government explains government policies and objectives on territorial administration, good governance, decentralisation, local finance, community development and offers a number of documents for download. [editors ilissAfrica]
The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) is an autonomous association of municipalities with its mandate derived from the 2006 constitution of the Republic of South Africa. This mandate defines SALGA as the voice and sole representative of local government. SALGA interfaces with parliament, the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), cabinet as well as provincial legislatures. The association is a unitary body with a membership of 278 municipalities, with its national office based in Pretoria and offices in all nine provinces. ... [according to site editor's information]