Annual Update 2020 VNG International

Involving Citizens

in Decision Making

by strengthening democratic

local government

A strong social contract between citizens and their local governments will have a positive impact on local security, on social and economic development, on the quality of life. Inclusive decision-making, involving all, including vulnerable groups, and taking the specific needs of specific groups into account, is a prerequisite for a strong social contract.


Our projects aim to strengthen inclusive decision-making and social accountability. We help local governments and stakeholders build trust and confidence in working together, by facilitating that they meet and understand each other’s roles, by providing training, guidance and tools, and the setting up of municipal information and resource centres, etc.



Recent / Ongoing Projects

Egypt, Professional Capacity Building Services for the
National Council for Women

01-06-2019 / 30-11-2019

donor: UN Women Egypt



Ethiopia, Ethiopia Social Accountability Program 3

01-01-2019 / 31-12-2023

donor: The World Bank, Ethiopia Office

CONSORTIUM PARTNER(S): GOPA-Consultants; YEM Consultant
Institute PLC



Myanmar, Municipal Accountability, Governance and Inclusive Communities in Chin State and Tanintharyi Region (MAGIC)

01-03-2018 / 28-02-2022
donor: Delegation of the European Union to Myanmar

CONSORTIUM PARTNER(S): Loka Ahlinn Social Development Network (LASDN); Hornbill Organisation



Myanmar, National Community Driven Development Project

22-12-2015 /30-09-2021

donor: World Bank



Serbia, Support to Public Administration Reform Visibility and Communication under the Public Administration Reform Sector Reform Contract

01-08-2018 / 31-01-2021

donor: Delegation of the European Commission to Serbia

CONSORTIUM PARTNER(S): Ecorys Nederland B.V.; Municipality of Naledi



Tunisia, Initiative for an Effective Decentralisation and Attractive Municipalities (IDEMA)

07-11-2018 / 31-10-2022

donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands




Turkey, Technical Assistance for Strengthening the Capacity of the Ministry of Family and Social Policies for Public-CSO Cooperation

14-05-2018 / 14-05-2020

donor: Delegation of the European Union to Turkey



Various countries, Inclusive Decisions At Local Level (IDEAL)

01-01-2017 / 31-12-2021

donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands