LGDK 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.
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.
LGDK 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.