Annual Update 2018 VNG International


Access to

Basic Services

by strengthening

local government

Do you realise what effect good sanitation, clean drinking water and regular garbage collection have on life expectancy? It’s tremendous. The provision of basic public services is one of the main responsibilities of local governments. Yet, for various reasons, in many countries local governments are not capable of fulfilling their responsibilities. Their mandate may not be well-defined, their staff may not have the necessary technical or policy-making capacity, or they may lack the will to make services accessible and affordable, also for vulnerable groups. Apart from the immediate effects, this will also negatively influence the prospects for economic development and lessen people’s confidence in local democracy. Strengthening the capacity of local governments to improve access to basic public services is therefore an important element in our portfolio.


Recent / Ongoing Projects

Albania, Effective and Responsive Safety and Security Policies at Local Level |  01-10-2017 / 31-03-2020

donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands



Benin, Project for the Support of Land Management at the Local Level  |  01-01-2015 / 31-12-2018

donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands

CONSORTIUM PARTNERS: LID Management, ANCB, Association Nationale des Communes du Bénin, Municipality of Dogbo, Municipality of Klouékanmè



Kosovo, Support to Civil Registration and Document Security  |  01-09-2017 / 31-03-2020

donor: European Union Office in Kosovo

CONSORTIUM PARTNERS: State Enterprise Centre of Registers (SECR)



Libya, Local Pilots Project |  01-04-2018 / 31-03-2020

donor: European Commission

CONSORTIUM PARTNERS: International Development Center for the Innovative Local Governance (CILG)



Libya, Local Governance and Stabilization Project  |

16-12-2015 / 15-12-2018

donor: European Commission DG for NEAR (Neighbourhood)



Myanmar, National Community Driven Development Project  |

22-12-201 / 20-11-2020

donor: World Bank

CONSORTIUM PARTNERS: Loka Ahlinn Social Development Network (LASDN), International Development Center for the Innovative Local Governance (CILG) (affiliated partner)



South Sudan, Programme for the Water Sector between South Sudan and The Netherlands – Water for Lakes State (Prowas/SSN-Lakes)  |  08-12-2014 / 31-10-2018

donor: Royal Netherlands Embassy in South Sudan

CONSORTIUM PARTNERS: Mott MacDonald, SNV Sudan and South Sudan


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