As a Commonwealth organisation, CLGF draws on the influential network of the Commonwealth that provides a solid basis for its programmes and activities. As an associated organisation officially recognised by Commonwealth Heads of Government, CLGF is well-placed to influence policy development and lead on democracy and good governance at local level.
CLGF is unique in bringing together central, provincial and local spheres of government involved in local government policy and decision-making. It works to promote and strengthen democratic local government across the Commonwealth and to encourage the exchange of best practice – through conferences and events, programmes and projects, and research and information. working with national and local governments to support the development of democratic values and good local governance.
CLGF’s strength lies in its membership whose representatives are the key players in local government in the Commonwealth and can be drawn into CLGF’s work as experts and influencers. CLGF has more than 160 members in 40 Commonwealth countries including local government associations, individual local authorities and ministries dealing with local government.
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