OECD project on Decentralised Development Co-operation (DDC)
At a time when the post-crisis fiscal pressure on local and regional governments is severe in many countries, time has come to take stock of decades of decentralised development co-operation, so as to track related financial flows, to learn from what has worked or not, and to suggest ways forward to guide the action of donors, governments and stakeholders in a shared responsibility.
Developed in collaboration with EC DG Devco in 2017, the OECD project on Decentralised Development Co-operation aims to analyse recent trends and evolutions in order to understand emerging paradigms, and to suggest policy recommendations for effective multi-level governance across central, regional and local governments.
Data collection relies on 4 OECD Surveys and 4 case studies at sub-national level. The findings will be published in an OECD report and online database available in Q1 2018. The four case studies of the project are:
Tuscany, Italy – DDC to support SDGs localisation
Flanders, Belgium – DDC to promote healthcare, agriculture and food security
Basque Country, Spain – DDC to promote gender equality
France – DDC and water
Q1 2018: Launch of the publication and online database
1 December 2017, Brussels: Policy Seminar
10-11 July, Brussels: 5th Assises of Decentralised Co-operation