Reshaping Decentralised Development Co-operation

The Key Role of Cities and Regions for the 2030 Agenda

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Over the last decades, and in line with the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, cities and regions have played an important part in helping to implement global agendas at local level through their Decentralised Development Cooperation (DDC) activities. This report analyses the evolution of financial flows, emerging trends and innovative paradigms related to the development co-operation of local and regional governments, including but not limited to official development assistance extended by sub-national governments. It promotes a territorial approach to development co-operation and provides policy recommendations to maximise the effectiveness, benefits and outcomes of DDC at all levels, while acknowledging the diversity of approaches, definitions and concepts across OECD DAC countries active in DDC.



Decentralised Development Co-operation to promote access to drinking water and sanitation: The case of France

This chapter presents the case of France on DDC to promote access to drinking water and sanitation. The city-to-city DDC is particularly prominent in the field of water in France. The approach includes both ODA and non-ODA support and is based on a peer-to-peer partnership between municipalities or basin agencies in promoter country and their peers in the partner country. The case of France highlights the importance of an enabling regulatory framework and incentives and how a dedicated DDC funding mechanism - allowing mobilising 1% of LRGs revenues for water-related activities - can act as a leverage and multiplier effect to mobilise other sources of funding and support in partner countries.


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