The Capacity and Institution Building (CIB) Working Group of United Cities and Local Governments: Towards Improving Aid Effectiveness in the Local Government Sector
The United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) Capacity and Institution Building (CIB) Working Group gather together professional practitioners of local government associations (LGAs) and individual local governments active in international cooperation, with the overall objective to improve the quality, coordination and alignment of their development cooperation interventions.
The Working Group is the successor of the CIB Platform, which existed for many years within the former International Union of Local Authorities (IULA) as an informal gathering of staff members of local government associations (LGAs) involved in the field of municipal international cooperation (MIC) and association capacity building (ACB). In addition to information exchange, the CIB Platform undertook specific initiatives such as a World Bank-funded program supporting ACB in several countries. In May 2004, the CIB was integrated into the structures of the newly-founded UCLG organisation, and its membership was expanded to also include staff members of international departments of cities active in international cooperation.
Capacity and Institution Building Working Group 2009, United Cities and Local Governments, Barcelona, accessed 26 November 2009, <http://www.cities-localgovernments.org/cib >.
United Cities and Local Governments 2009, UCLG Position Paper on Aid Effectiveness in Local Government: Understanding the Link between Governance and Development, UCLG, Barcelona.
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