Decentralisation Newsletter nº 48

News
10th anniversary
10/06/2014
The world organisation of local governments, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), was founded in May 2004. With headquarters in Barcelona, it arose from the merger of the international municipal networks International Union of Local Authorities (IULA), the World Federation of United Cities (WFUC) and Metropolis. Over the last 10 years, the UCLG has...
09/06/2014
Talks to find a solution to the political crisis in the Ukraine started this May and are likely to include the search for a formula to decentralise power, after first overcoming numerous obstacles. According to a recently published article in The New York Times, the initial problem lies in who is to start the talks. Ukrainian government officials state they...
UNEP
05/06/2014
Cities, currently home to half the world’s population and responsible for more than 75% of natural resource consumption, have to face the challenges of guaranteeing a decent standard of living for their inhabitants while conserving natural resources and ecosystems. The report Integrating the Environment in Urban Planning and Management, presented jointly...
LCPS
05/06/2014
The committee responsible for drawing up the Lebanese administrative decentralisation act has highlighted that this measure will increase the efficiency of central government and generate more balanced development throughout the country. During the debate organised by the Lebanese Centre for Policy Studies, Ziad Baroud, ex-minister and committee chairman,...
catfund
05/06/2014
Cities Alliance has once again invited proposals for the 2014 Catalytic Fund (CATF), an instrument to provide donations to innovative projects that consolidate and promote the function of cities in reducing poverty and favouring sustainable human development. This year, it focuses on urban transformations, under the title ‘Know Your City: Information for...
CHR Michelsen Institute
05/06/2014
The Chr. Michelsen Institute of Norway has published a report presenting the keys elements in fiscal decentralisation in developing countries, exploring factors that could affect the reform process.The demand for further governmental decentralisation arises from the demand for greater citizen participation, combined with dissatisfaction with the results...
Activities of the Committee
Bureau Liverpool_FR
10/06/2014
The UCLG Committee on Decentralisation and Local Self-Government, together with LSE Cities and UN-HABITAT, has organised a session on Urban and Territorial Governance, to be held at the UCLG’s Executive Bureau on 17 June.Bearing in mind that governance is one of the main pillars of the Post-2015 Development Agenda and Habitat III, the aim of the session...
10/06/2014
The magazine Catalan International View has published in its spring issue the article Decentralization Gains Ground. Following the main topic of the articles published in this edition n.17 under the title Visions of a new emerging state, the president of the Council of Barcelona, ​​Salvador Esteve, highlights the main keys of decentralization as a growing...