Contribution to the Development Partners for Local Governance Network (DeLoG)

The SDC thematic unit on democratisation, decentralisation and local governance has joined the development partner‘s network on decentralisation and local governance in 2009 and started co-financing in 2013. The network is a knowledge hub for its members and a plattorm for knowledge exchange, coordination and for jointly pushing the global agenda. For SDC it offers the opportunity to harvest knowledge beyond SDC, leverage own expertise and to position itself in the development community.

Región/País Tema Período Presupuesto
A nivel mundial

15.02.2017 - 30.09.2022
CHF  1’967’100

With the approval of the 2030 agenda it can be assumed that the relevance of the DLG topic will increase, under the keyword of ‘localising the SDGs‘. Similarly the need for a common understanding and coordinated approaches among development partners will remain important. For this purpose, the development partner‘s network an decentralisation and local governance (DeLoG) has been established in 2006 and evolved to a network of currently 29 bi-and multilateral development partners. While rather informal in its nature, the network possesses a few institutionalised elements (secretariat, annual meetings) and established instruments (newsletter, website, etc.). The secretariat was established in 2008 and is hosted by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit — GIZ. It is co-funded by the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and SDC and receives ad hoc financial contributions for specific activities by many other members.


DeLoG contributes to harmonise DLG approaches of its members and their coordination, collaboration in localising the SDGs and advancing DLG issues.

Grupos destinarios

29 members of the DeLoG network, the SDC thematic unit and network on DDLG and indirectly SOG as a weil positioned development actor

Efectos a medio plazo
  • DeLoG members engage in joint learning, experience exchange and develop a common understanding in DLG
  • The importance of localising the SDGs and of related DLG topics is high on the global development agenda by informed contributions of DeLoG
  • DeLoG can function as an effective and dynamic network with the support of a well-resourced, professional secretariat and a suitable governance structure

Resultados de las fases anteriores:  

The evaluation in 2016 confirmed the relevance and usefulness of the network in its function as knowledge hub and platform for capacity development, as facilitator of experience sharing and international agenda setting in DLG. The overall score of the evaluation was “successful“. lt was however less successful in terms of broadening the ownership for the networks aptitude, future perspective and co-financing. Member‘s engagement in workstreams was mixed. As a consequence they decided to bundle resources and professional secretariat and focus on 3 main workstreams. Further, strategic partner organisations have been associated to certain activities. The DeLoG members emphasize the value added of network activities for their work (gaining insights, joining forces) and highly appreciate the performance of the secretariat. Overall, a total of 13 different courses took place as e-learning, f2f courses or in country/regional courses; members collaborated in six thematic work streams, some resulting in a working paper, a learning event or some focusing on thematic exchange and advocacy for DLG in one of the international conferences. DeLoG produced a series of publications, organized presentations for its members and participated in international events (e.g. Common Wealth Local Governance Forum 2013, UCLG World Summit 2013, Habitat III 2016 etc.).

Dirección / Officina Federal responsable COSUDE
Crédito Cooperación con Europa del Este
Contrapartes del proyecto Contraparte del contrato
ONG internacional o extranjera
  • Other international or foreign NGO North

Otras contrapartes

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Coordinación con otros proyectos y actores
  • SOG contributions to GOVENT and INCAF
  • Synergies sometimes with LOGIN
Presupuesto Fase en curso Presupuesto suizo CHF    1’967’100 Presupuesto actual suizo ya emitido CHF    1’948’200
Fases del proyecto Fase 2 15.02.2017 - 30.09.2022   (Fase en curso) Fase 1 01.12.2012 - 31.12.2016   (Completed)