The localisation of financing is a core priority of UCLG’s action agenda, which was formalised in 2018 with the adoption of a ‘Strategy on Localising Financing for Sustainable Urbanisation and Territorial Development’.
The study is part of UCLG and PLATFORMA’s activities to improve knowledge on decentralised development cooperation and aims at informing their advocacy work towards European financial institutions.
With the spread of the COVID-19 virus in all world regions, a renewed attention has been given to the critical role of local and regional governments as first-line responders to the pandemic, while at the same time, shedding light on the many financial shortcomings they face in providing basic pu
The OECD and UCLG will co-host the First International Conference of the World Observatory on Subnational Government Finance and Investment, on 17 June 2019 at the OECD Headquarters in Paris.
The 2019 ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development follow-up (FfD Forum) will be held on 15-18 April 2019 at UN Headquarters in New York.
A call for expressions of interest was launched at the end of December 2018 to identify a Fund Manager. Final selection is expected by spring 2019.
UN-Habitat, UNCDF, UNDP, and UCLG, co-organised the Venice City Solutions 2030-Financing the SDGs at the local level. The Italian Association for the Council of European Municipalities (AICCRE) hosted the event which received financial support of Platforma and the United Nations
From 23 to 26 April 2018, a delegation of local and regional governments, led by UCLG on behalf of the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments, took part in the third ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development follow-up.
On the occasion of the hearings with civil society and the business sector organized by the United Nations General Assembly as part of the preparation of the third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3), the Global Taskforce of Local