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ITP studies

Why ITP?
Taking part in an international training programme (ITP) gives the participants the chance to study Swedish experiences, models and cutting edge skills. It also, thanks to the other delegates and the structure of the programmes, gives them the opportunity to share and learn from the experiences of other developing countries.
This approach requires active involvement by all participants. It is the collective input of the participants, the programme management team, and the other contributors that creates the international training programmes, and this is why it is so important that everyone actively shares their expertise and experiences.

Who is ITP for?
The international training programmes are designed for decision-makers and administrative officials in developing countries who work in the public sector, but people from relevant trade and industry sectors or voluntary organisations are also welcome to participate in ICLD’s training programmes in cases where it is felt they can assist in the promotion of democracy-related work at a local level in the country in question.
There is often considerable diversity amongst the 25 or so participants accepted for each programme, and they may work at completely different levels in the public sector. The one thing they all have in common, however, is that they are key individuals within their respective organisations. 
The goal of the acceptance process is to establish a balance between, on the one hand, ensuring a dynamic mix of participants and, on the other hand, recognising the advantages that may accrue from several of the participants coming from the same organisation.

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Knowledge Centre

KC - Cheema, S (2018) Access to Urban Services for Inclusive Development in Asia

International Training Programmes

ITP – Gender Mainstreaming Local Democracy

ICLD has the tools for working with 2030 Agenda

There are numerous ways in which Swedish local authorities can work with the 2030 Agenda. One method that is particularly effective is to get involved in a partnership in order to learn more and address some of the shared challenges we face. In an analysis, ICLD provides an overview of the organisation’s activities that are linked to the 2030 Agenda.

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Good learning experience for visitors from JB Marks

They’re very ambitious, they have multiple goals, and many of their challenges are shared. When Växjö and JB Marks Local Municipality from South Africa talk about municipal partnerships, the strategic objective ranges across the entire Agenda 2030 map.
“We’ve created a project focus that will give us opportunities for collaboration. What we now need to do is build support for and formulate a project application,” says Annika Ström of the Institute for Local and Regional Democracy (ID).

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Publication

KC – Nickson, A (2011) Where is Local Government Going in Latin America? A Comparative Perspective