Localizing development: intermediate results from UI-DELOG study are presented at World Urban Forum

 LPSI News posted by Administrator
 April 10, 2014

 Powerpoint Presentation on 'Local Development'

The importance of local and regional governments in development is widely recognized. Beyond their potentially transformative role as key drivers of development, the absence of opportunities and effective mechanisms for people engagement at the local level can lead to grievances and conflict. The post-2015 development framework recognizes the need to intensify the accountability agenda specifically at the local level, given the growing demands of people for responsive policies and accountable governance.

While the first phase of the consultations on the post 2015 development agenda was focused on the potential issues and areas to be included in the agenda, the means of implementation are now becoming more relevant. In light of the above, the UNDP and UN-Habitat, together with the Global Taskforce of local and regional governments are planning to deepen the consultation process in 2014 by sponsoring consultations on how best to implement the post-2015 agenda at the local level.

The quest for localized development raises a critical question: which mechanism is most effective in achieving service delivery outcomes at the local level?

This question is being addressed by a study on the Local Public Sector's Role in Achieving Development Goals currently pursued by the Urban Institute and the Development Partner Working Group on Decentralization and Local Government (DeLoG).

Preliminary results from this study were presented by Jamie Boex on April 10 at the World Urban Forum in Medelin, colombia.