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Key Competencies for Improving Local Governance – Local Elected Leadership (LEL) Series Volume 1
Without strong local institutions and motivated staff, decentralization and
human settlements reform will not deliver the desired development
outcomes. Yet, many local authorities and civil society organisations lack
the human resources required to meet urgent needs. Training and capacity
building is therefore a wise investment into the future sustainability of our
cities. The Training and Capacity Building Branch (TCBB) of UN-HABITAT
supports national training institutions to build their capacity to implement
innovative programmes, focusing on local governance and sustainable
human settlements development. Typical activities include training needs
assessment, development of manuals, training of trainers, and impact
evaluation. TCBB products have been successfully adapted and translated
into over 20 languages.
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