United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) represents and defends the interests of local governments on the world stage, regardless of the size of the communities they serve. Headquartered in Barcelona, the organisation's stated mission is:
To be the united voice and world advocate of democratic local
self-government, promoting its values, objectives and interests, through cooperation between local governments, and within the wider international community.
United Cities and Local Governments supports international cooperation between cities and their associations, and facilitates programmes, networks and partnerships to build the capacity of local governments. It promotes the role of women in local decision-making, and is a gateway to relevant information on local government across the world.
The District Assemblies' Common Fund (DACF) is a pool of financial resources that consists of 5 % of the national revenue. It is shared among all District Assemblies in Ghana with a formula approved by the Parliament. The Fund is used for financing developmental projects. [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The site examines how metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives as the main agents of government's development efforts develop innovative solutions to long-standing socio-economic problems such as housing, transport, education, environment and employment.
The site was borne out of a private initiative and entered a public-private partnership with the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Environment. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]