Providing sufficient long-term development assistance
Offering adequate long-term development aid
The Municipal Development Programme for Sub-Saharan Africa is a multi-funded facility committed to an alternative model of development assistance dedicated to building institutional effectiveness in local government institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa. It makes available to African institutions resources and advice to conduct activities in: policy studies and policy advocacy, including investigation of key decentralization issues and local municipal governance; human resource development activities, including support for training institutions and formulation of training strategies; support to municipalities, including fostering of new approaches to development planning and effective service delivery; strengthening of local authority associations.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a unique, experimental research work of the Union of International Associations. It is currently published as a searchable online platform with profiles of world problems, action strategies, and human values that are interlinked in novel and innovative ways. These connections are based on a range of relationships such as broader and narrower scope, aggravation, relatedness and more. By concentrating on these links and relationships, the Encyclopedia is uniquely positioned to bring focus to the complex and expansive sphere of global issues and their interconnected nature.
The initial content for the Encyclopedia was seeded from UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations. UIA’s decades of collected data on the enormous variety of association life provided a broad initial perspective on the myriad problems of humanity. Recognizing that international associations are generally confronting world problems and developing action strategies based on particular values, the initial content was based on the descriptions, aims, titles and profiles of international associations.
Non-profit, apolitical, independent, and non-governmental in nature, the UIA has been a pioneer in the research, monitoring and provision of information on international organizations, international associations and their global challenges since 1907.