Annual Update 2022 VNG International

Recent / Ongoing Projects

What is the most visible role of local governments worldwide? It is the provision of basic services, like good sanitation, clean drinking water and regular garbage collection. The impact on the quality of life, and even life expectancy, is enormous.


Yet, for various reasons, in many countries local governments are not capable of fulfilling their responsibilities. Their mandate may not be well-defined, their staff may not have the necessary technical or policy-making capacity to make services accessible and affordable, also for vulnerable groups, or systems for cost-recovery and as a result maintenance are lacking. Apart from the immediate effects, this will also negatively influence the prospects for economic development and lessen people’s confidence in local democracy. Strengthening the capacity of local governments to improve access to basic public services is therefore an important element in our portfolio.







Acces to

Basic Services

by strengthening DEMOCRATIC

local government

East Africa, We Are Able!

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01-01-2021 / 31-12-2024

donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands

CONSORTIUM PARTNER(S): ZOA International - Nederland; The Hague Academy for Local Governance (THA)



Egypt, Improving Sustainability of the WASH Sector in Upper Egypt

01-01-2021 / 31-03-2024

donor: Royal Netherlands Embassy in Egypt



Ethiopia, Water Pricing for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

01-09-2018 / 31-08-2024

donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands

CONSORTIUM PARTNER(S): Woord en Daad; Dutch Water Authorities; Eijkelkamp BV



Jordan, Cities Implementing Transparent Innovative and Effective Solutions (CITIES)

25-09-2016 / 24-09-2021

donor: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)




Sint Maarten, Solid waste management support to the government of St Maarten

04-03-2022 / 31-12-2023

donor: National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB)



Upper Egypt, Implementation Support Consultants UELDP

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01-02-2019 / 31-12-2021

donor: World Bank

CONSORTIUM PARTNER(S): CID consulting; Management for Development Foundation Ede (MDF)