Month: November 2013

More Presentations From Colombo

Following the five presentations uploaded earlier, we gladfully provide more materials from the Colombo meetings. UCLG ASPAC Executive Bureau and Council Meetings in Colombo, Sri Lanka, took place on November 27th-28th, 2013. An International Workshop on “Empowering Local Partnership for Better Sanitation and Water Services” and a Regional Consultation with Local Governments “Towards a Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk-Reduction” were also organized in accordance with the main meeting.

Presentations from Colombo Meetings Online

On November 27th-28th 2013, United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific organized the Executive Bureau & Council Meetings as well as the International Workshop on “Empowering Local Governments with Water and Sanitation Services” and the Regional Consultation with Local Governments “Towards a Post-2015 Disaster Risk Reduction Framework.” For those who were not able to attend the …

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Our Latest Newsletter Out Now

We proudly announce that the latest Newsletter Volume 19 May-October 2013 of UCLG ASPAC has been published!.

We do highly appreciate all participation and therefore thank all members who already contributed their articles. However, we could not accommodate all participation as already informed in prior. Our team applies selection and editing policy.

International Urban Innovation Database Gets Online

The International Urban Innovation Database ( has been set up and ready to be surfed!. The database contains case studies with 255 submissions from 153 cities in 56 countries and regions at the first edition of the Guangzhou Award in 2012. The content of the database covers backgrounds, objectives, measures, results, and assessment data of …

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LCP’s Survey on State of Decentralization and Local Democracy

Philippines cities indicated the need to improve their human resources, to generate local finance, and to improve their local revenues. The list derived from an early 2013 survey’s result revealing that less than half of respondents expressed ‘good’ or ‘very good’ remarks when asked about issues on human resource, finance, and local revenues. The report said that although inconclusive, the human resource, finance and local revenue may provide clues in determining the performance gaps of local governments in terms of explaining decentralization and local democracy in the Philippines. Philippine cities find the current decentralized set up is favorable in terms of local politics decision making, basic services delivery, local autonomy, and enabling citizen participation.

DELGOSEA Regional Workshop on the News!

On Nov 12th-13th 2013, the “Partnership for Democratic Local Governance in Southeast-Asia” (DELGOSEA) network held its “Regional Workshop on Building Cooperation Between DELGOSEA and ASEAN” at Aryaduta Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia. Around 30 members and standing committee members of the network joined the meeting. The first day was commenced by DELGOSEA’s Standing Committee meeting and followed …

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