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 gender equality: The case of the Basque Country

This chapter presents the case of the Basque Country, Spain on DDC to promote gender equality. The Basque model is based on the prominent role of NGOs as intermediaries for implementation in the partner country. The case of the Basque Country highlights how to incorporate a strategic priority, in this case gender, as a cross-cutting important criteria in all DDC activities both in partner and donor countries; and also emphasises the key role of civil society in shaping DDC priorities and supporting their implementation.


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