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 international training 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.
Our networks are a form of cooperation where selected local governments receive increased support from ICLD to conduct their international projects.