Fighting poverty with democracy
We are convinced that the battle to eliminate poverty worldwide starts here at home – in our village, our town, or our municipality. Which is why, here at ICLD, we work with people who are changing the world by building local democracy.
What we do
Municipal Partnership Programme
ICLD promotes the exchange of knowledge and experiences between local authorities in Sweden and in partner countries.
International Training Programmes
Our programmes are aimed at decision-makers (politicians and officials) in our partner countries. Some of the programmes also target the voluntary sector.
ICLD documents, analyses and disseminates knowledge in the fields of local democracy development and decentralisation.
Covid19 – Corona
ICLD is monitoring the development of COVID-19 closely, following the updates from the Public Health Agency of Sweden, World Health Organization (WHO) and recommendations from the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Due to the ongoing global situation, ICLD has decided to offer digital-only International Training Programmes (ITP:s) until further notice to protect the safety of participants, ICLD staff and others. Latest information on this issue.