Direct access to financing for local governments




20 Sep - 22 Sep 2010

Duration of event:

3 days


Medellin, Colombia

Programme area:

Local Development



Event focal point email:

Other events details:

Private – by invitation   Face-to-Face    English Spanish   open to register/apply

Private events - by invitation only are reserved for a pre-determined group of participants.



In the framework of the UCLG 2nd Global Report on decentralization and Local democracy, which focuses on the theme of local finances, all UCLG regional sections have been involved in the collection of statistical data on local finances.

This resulted in the demand to develop concrete tools that could help the regional members to build their advocacy strategies and lobbying activities to national and regional institutions.



Event Objectives


The workshop will focus on the topic of direct access to finance and the main aim is to:

- Set up a policy document for action in which regional lobbying is pursued. The data collected for the 2nd Global Report will serve as input

- Exchange best practices

- Develop concrete tools to build advocacy strategies



Content and Structure


Global Report on local democraty

Direct access of local governments to financing

Module 2:

Elaboration of a final policy document on fiscal decentralization



Technical presentation by experts in the field of fiscal decentralization

- Roundtables

Targeted Audience

Mayors/Local governments ' leaders from latin and Central America region.