Currently the below programme is open for application.

Enabling Local Democracy and Inclusive Urban Development through the SymbioCity Approach

To the application form

The application closes on November 19th 2017.

Application to the following ongoing programmes will open later: 

Gender Mainstreaming Local Democracy
The application period begins later in 2017

Local Governance with a Rights-based Approach
The application period begins in 2018

Local Political Leaders - Capicitating Women in Politics
The application period begins in 2018

Local Leaders – Capacitating Local Politicians in Zimbabwe
This programme is now ongoing. 

Municipal Financing Supporting Local Development and Local Democracy
Next round of applications for this programme will open in the fall of 2018.

Inclusive Political Leadership
Next round of applications will open late 2018.

ITP studies ITP FAQ The programmes Follow-ups Apply


MPP application round now open

The second 2017 MPP application round is Now open until October 15th. Municipal Partnerships are Sida-financed and designed to contribute to the development of well, and efficiently functioning, democratic local authorities in both the partner countries and Sweden.

15 September

Oppression and exploitation reasons behind migration

Before we invest in fixing a problem shouldn’t we try to understand its causes?
Jesse Ribot and his team of scientists and researchers say climate stress is not the main reason that young men and women are fleeing Africa.
“The people we are working with in the Sahelian zone are oppressed and exploited. They are victims of an economy and political environment that systematically takes away any profits they generate – leaving them continuously destitute”, he says.

08 September


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ICLD Fieldwork Grant

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Vinnytsia Ukraina / News

Local top politicians’ network grows and makes its mark

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Dar es Salaam / Workshop

Exchange on local democracy development

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Visby / Nyhet

Next round of ITP for Local Political Leaders is now open!

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Göteborg / Evenemang

International conference on urban developement

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24 new international partnerships for Swedish municipalities

Visby / Press


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