Local Government Denmark

KL is the national advocacy organisation of Danish municipalities: in English also referred to as ‘Local Government Denmark‘. It is voluntary to be a member of Local Government Denmark, but never the less all 98 municipalities are members. The mission of Local Government Denmark is to safeguard common interests of the municipalities, assist individual municipalities with consultancy services and ensure that all members are provided with up-to-date and relevant information.


News on KL international projects

  • UN adopts all KL recommendations from the joint midterm evaluation of UN support to democratic governance in Malawi

    The Local Government Denmark lead evaluation provided 18 recommendations for the improvement of UN support to democratic governance, human rights and decentralisation/integrated rural development, which have now been adopted by the UN country team in Malawi.

  • KL to Support the two Local Government Associations in Cambodia

    Local Government Denmark has been assigned by UNDP Cambodia to provide technical assistance to the National League of Communes and Sangkats (NLC/S) and the new association of provinces in Cambodia. The assignment takes place in Dec 2013 and Jan 2014 and includes three weeks of consultations with local councillors and central government in Cambodia.

  • KL Took Part in Monitoring the Municipal Elections in Jordan in August 2013

    After a long wait – six years – the voters in Jordan were finally on 27 August 2013 allowed to take part in electing their local mayors and councils in the 100 municipalities. The election period is four years, so the election was long overdue as the last one took place in 2007, and the municipalities had for almost three years been managed by mayors and councillors appointed by central government.

  • KL works with Lean and Policy Development in Palestine

    KL supports the development of a Policy and Strategy Unit in the Ministry of Local Government in Ramallah and in particular the formulation of two crucial policies for Decentralisation and Amalgamation of Municipalities in the complex political and geographical settings on the West Bank.

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