Annual Update 2019 VNG International


Sustainable and

Resilient Cities

and Communities

by strengthening

local government

Imagine what it means to be a councillor or city manager, facing the multiple and unprecedented challenges that come with the rapid urbanization of today and the coming years and decades. The quality of their decisions and work has an enormous impact, now and for future generations. How to mitigate climate change, how to deal with the rapid population growth both from within and from outside the current city, how to assure that sufficient employment is created for men, women and young people, and that every citizen feels safe?


An integrated, multi-stakeholder approach to these various challenges is needed. That’s easier said than done. We support local politicians and staff, by providing access to knowledge and experience of peers, by training and coaching, often in multi-annual projects.

We also have a strong record in supporting local governments in the field of disaster preparedness and reconstruction.



Recent / Ongoing Projects

Albania, Countering Discrimination and Protecting LGBT Rights  01-10-2017 / 31-12-2020

donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands

CONSORTIUM PARTNERS: NHC, Nederlands Helsinki Committee; COC Nederland



Benin, Projet d'Appui à la Synergie Locale pour l'Eau  
19-12-2018 / 18-06-2021

donor: Royal Netherlands Embassy in Benin




Ethiopia, Mali, Tunesia, New Forms of Inclusive Democratic Urban Governance: A VNG - NIMD pilot programme to innovate legitimate governance at local level  |  07-02-2019 / 31-05-2019

donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands

CONSORTIUM PARTNERS: NIMD / Netherland Institute for Multiparty Democracy; CILG-VNG International



Jordan, Improvement of Public Spaces and Green Infrastructure in Mafraq Municipalities  |  26-11-2018 / 31-05-2019

donor: GIZ / German International Cooperation Head Office



Mozambique, Beira Land Administrations Systems Project
01-03-2017 / 30-06-2020

donor: Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland / RVO



Sint Maarten, St Eustatius and Saba, Resilience and recovery of the Leeward Islands |  01-12-2017 / 01-08-2020

donor: The Netherlands Red Cross



Sint Maarten, Technical Assistance to the Ministry of VROMI 25-10-2018 / 31-07-2019

donor: Ministry of Home Affairs, the Netherlands



Somaliland and Puntland, Advancing Strong Partnerships for Inclusive and Resilient Economic Development (ASPIRE)
01-03-2018 / 29-02-2020

donor: Delegation of the European Union to Somalia



South Africa, Enhancing Local Authorities Capacity for Development | 24-12-2017 / 24-12-2020

donor: Delegation of the European Union to South Africa



Various countries, DEALS, Governance of Inclusive Green Growth in Cities | 01-09-2017 / 31-08-2021

donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands



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