Annual Update 2022 VNG International

Imagine what it means to be a councillor or city manager, and a new pandemic hits your city too. Or unprecedented numbers of displaced people seek refuge in your region. Even without such extraordinary circumstances, local politicians and staff are facing the multiple 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 manage scarce resources like land, water, building plots and housing, how to assure that sufficient employment is created for men, women and young people, and that every citizen feels safe? 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.




Albania, Countering Discrimination and Protecting LGBTI Rights

01-10-2017 / 30-09-2021

donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands

consortium PARTNER(S): Nederlands Helsinki Committee (NHC); COC Nederland



China, International Urban and Regional Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific - Bilateral Action China

01-01-2021 / 31-12-2023

donor: Delegation of the European Union to China

consortium PARTNER(S): GOPA Infra GmbH; GOPA-Consultants; GOPA mbH



Costa Rica, MUEVE: Sustainable Mobility, Urban Planning, Equipment and Assessment of Public Space

01-07-2020 / 30-06-2025

donor: European Commission (EuropeAid)

consortium PARTNER(S): Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG); Union Nacional Gobiernos Locales Costa Rica (UNGL); Ciudad de Fomento de San Sebastián



Czech Republic, Introducing a Systematic Approach to Financing Smart Solutions

13-07-2020 / 12-07-2022

donor: European Commission

consortium PARTNER(S): Union of Towns; Communities of the CzechRep (SMO)



Dominican Republic, Project Management and Capacity Building TA  for the Post-Disaster and Climate Change Resilience FL

21-11-2019 / 08-01-2025

donor: European Investment Bank (EIB)

consortium PARTNER(S): IDOM



Iraq, LOGOReP II: the second Local Government Resilience Programme

01-07-2019 / 30-06-2023

donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands

consortium PARTNER(S): Danish Refugee Council



Serbia, Consultancy Services Supporting Local Self-Government Units (LSGs) in the Republic of Serbia to Develop Disaster Risk Assessments, Local Disaster Risk Reduction Plans and Local Protection and Rescue Plans

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01-07-2021 / 31-03-2022

donor: World Bank

consortium PARTNER(S): Deltares; Jaroslav Černi Water Institute; European Policy Centre Belgrade (CEP)



Sint Maarten, Fostering Resilient Crisis Management

01-03-2022 / 30-06-2023

donor: Expertise France



St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, Civil Society Partnership Facility for Resilience (CSPFRP)

10-07-2020 / 28-06-2024

donor: World Bank



Uzbekistan, Support to the Implementation of Strategy 2030 Operational Plans - Capacity Building and Knowledge Sharing in Municipal Finance for Uzbekistan

24-09-2021 / 31-05-2022

donor: Asian Development Bank (ADB)

consortium PARTNER(S): Islohot Konsalt Servis Ltd. (IKS Consulting); The Hague Academy for Local Governance (THA)




World Wide, DEALS, Governance of Inclusive Green Growth in Cities

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01-09-2017 / 31-08-2022

donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands



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