For students

Are you a university student who is interested in the development of local democracy? Then you’re in the right place!

ICLD constantly encounters problems and challenges that need study during the course of its work. How is legitimacy affected in developing countries when international donors finance activities that are, properly, the task of the municipalities themselves? What makes citizens willing to get involved in their local community? What is the importance of the local level when working to regenerate a country ravaged by war and conflict? How can partnerships between towns, cities and municipalities in different countries help strengthen democracy?
There are many questions and, hopefully, you can help us and our partners find the answers we need. Our partners are municipalities, regions, and county councils in Sweden and our partner countries (Bosnia and Hercegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine, Belarus, India, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia).

Students interested in finding out more are welcome to contact Malaika Mikaelsson at ICLD’s Knowledge Centre.

Internship
ICLD internship programme

ICLD internship programme

Are you interested in local democracy, international development or human rights? Are you a master´s student at a Swedish university or newly graduated? Apply for…

Fieldwork grant
Eight international  Master’s students awarded ICLD fieldwork grants

Eight international Master’s students awarded ICLD fieldwork grants

Eight international Master's students studying at Swedish universities were recently awarded ICLD fieldwork grants. The 20,000 SEK grant enables students to conduct fieldwork research for…

Master thesis
Governing through development narrative in the era of ‘Africa Rising’

Governing through development narrative in the era of ‘Africa Rising’

Interrogating the county integrated development plan of Kisumu, Kenya.The findings of the study indicate that ‘mosaic’ planning, public participation and narratives of devolution are the…

Master thesis
In the eye of the storm

In the eye of the storm

A gendered study on climate change adaptation in small-scale farming in Thái Bình, Vietnam.Vietnam is one of the countries in the world that is projected…

Master thesis
Exploring coordination in a multi-agency partnership approach to prevention of gender-based violence in Zambia

Exploring coordination in a multi-agency partnership approach to prevention of gender-based violence in Zambia

Lessons from the agencies' perception of the one-stop centre model of providing coordinated psycho-social and medical support to the victims.

Internship
Internship opportunity

Internship opportunity

Are you interested in local democracy, international development or human rights? Are you a master´s student at a Swedish university or newly graduated? Apply for…

Fieldwork grant
ICLD’s Fieldwork Grant

ICLD’s Fieldwork Grant

ICLD offers up to 20,000 SEK to master’s students in Sweden carrying out field research overseas.

For students

Partnerships as Development Cooperation

The study explores the relation between policy and practice within a 12 years and counting SIDA funded municipal partnership between Växjö Municipality, Region Kronoberg in…