Local Government: How does it fit into the post 2015 MDG agenda?

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Phil Amis


A complex process of global consultation is currently under way to discuss the shape of the MDGs Post 2015. The aim of this paper is to address the question of where Local Government (LG) should fit into this debate, as a modest contribution to the ongoing consultation process. The paper is structured as follows: the first section describes in more detail the global consultation process on the Post 2015 agenda; the second describes how Local Government relates to the current MDGs; the third section explores how some of the consultation documents see the role of LG before considering what the role of LG could be in the new agenda. The final section speculates on more radical roles for LG, in terms of what we should be asking for, and suggests new roles for LG in partnerships with other civil society organizations in poverty reduction.

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Amis, P. (2013). Local Government: How does it fit into the post 2015 MDG agenda?. Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance, (13-14), 4-16. https://doi.org/10.5130/cjlg.v0i13/14.3720
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Phil Amis, University of Birmingham

Associate Board Member, CLGF, Chair of Research Advisory Group, CLGF International Development Department University of Birmingham