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This blog is a space for knowledge-sharing, opinion, advocacy and debate, both between UCLG members and the wider international local and regional government community. Contributions and comments are welcome from anyone who is interested in how sub-national governments can make the world a better place for their citizens.

Read on to discover the most varied, up-to-date and innovative initiatives of local governments and their partners from across the globe.

The report reviews issues of access, legal and institutional frameworks, service management and  financing, and governance structures. It works to strike a balance between the presentation of global  and national level data, and local level case studies. Of course one of the limitations of the report, is  that in taking a global approach to the subject matter there is very little space to go in-depth on the  complex conditions found within countries, or the very real differences between different local  gov
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Basic Services for All in an Urbanizing World is the third instalment in United Cities and Local Government’s (UCLG) flagship series of global reports on local democracy and decentralisation (GOLD III). In the context of rapid urbanisation, climate change and economic uncertainty the report is an impressive attempt. (+)
Santa Cruz - Cape Verde
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The "Credits System" is an instrument that was created to implement the Participatory Consolidation Project, which was carried out, promoted and funded by the Pedra Badejo and Liebnitz Friendship Association in the Municipality of Santa Cruz, Cape Verde. (+)
Canoas
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In 2009, the current administration of Canoas began an innovative project within the city management department, based on transparency, citizen participation, social inclusion and the qualification of public services. The Popular and Citizen Participation System is a set of 13 projects that contribute to more decentralized, systemic and democratic management. (+)
21 European cities proposed in the Bloomberg Mayors Challenge
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Citiscope’s urban innovation feature this week is on the “ideas camp” for European cities hosted recently by Bloomberg Philanthropies in Berlin. The 21 cities are finalists in the most recent round of the Bloomberg Mayors Challenge. (+)
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Between 10th and 12th June, the Cities Forum, which is linked to UCLG and other institutions, took place at IFEMA, Madrid. The forum was attended by Mayors and Managers of Ibero-American cities, present to discuss issues such as sustainability, service management, public space and governance, among others. (+)
Post-2015 Urban Agenda
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- 12/06/2014
A new tool has been produced for local and regional governments to contribute to the post-2015 Agenda and the New Urban Agenda of Habitat III in 2016. It is the creation of UCLG, the Global Network of Cities, Local and Regional Governments, an organisation that represents the interests of local governments on the world stage. (+)

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