Currently the below programmes are open for applications.

Enabling Local Democracy and Inclusive Urban Development through the SymbioCity Approach

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The application closes on November 19th 2017.

Gender Mainstreaming Local Democracy

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The application closes on December 22nd 2017.

Application to the following ongoing programmes will open later: 

Local Governance with a Rights-based Approach
The application period begins in 2019

Local Political Leaders - Capicitating Women in Politics
The application period begins in 2018

Local Leaders – Capacitating Local Politicians in Zimbabwe
This programme is now ongoing. 

Municipal Financing Supporting Local Development and Local Democracy
Next round of applications for this programme will open in the fall of 2018.

Inclusive Political Leadership
Next round of applications will open late 2019.

ITP studies ITP FAQ The programmes Follow-ups Apply


Thinking outside of the box was a valuable lesson

Ordinary people matter and can make important contributions to policy and local development. That, and many more conclusions, is shown in a study about empowering local governments in Zimbabwe. The study confirmed the relevance of the ITPs regarding closing leadership gaps, building networks and enhancing participatory leadership – all critical to local development.

02 November

New publication: Policy brief by Jesse Ribot

ICLD's new publication "Choosing Democracy: Natural Resource Management for Environmental Policy Makers, Donors and Practitioners" by Jesse Ribot is aiming to assist policy makers in making decisions related to forestry.

23 Oktober


VISBY / News

ICLD's IQA 2015 report now available

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Belgrade / News

Focus on Equity and Inclusion at ICLD-workshop in Belgrade

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Moshi, Tanzania / News

Mutual learnings strengthens local democracy

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Göteborg / Evenemang

International conference on urban developement

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Call for National Mentors - Inclusive Political Leadership Programme

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24 new international partnerships for Swedish municipalities

Visby / Press


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