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The African Caribbean Pacific Local Government Platform

Welcome to the ACP-LG Platform website. This website is intended for local governments and their associations throughout the Africa Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. It is also for development partners and other stakeholders involved in local development in the framework of the Cotonou Agreement.


Success stories/Good practices

Call for expression of interest

Call for Expressions of Interest for support to Emerging national Local Government Associations In Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP countries).


The ARIAL programme - Background

The development cooperation component of the ACP-EU Cotonou Partnership Agreement is implemented at three levels: national, regional and intra-ACP. The European Development Fund (EDF) is the core instrument for geographic cooperation with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. The ARIAL programme is part and parcel of the overall intra-ACP fund – 9th EDF totalling EUR 2 884 million. Activities funded under the intra-ACP allocation cover all ACP States.


Find out how ARIAL will benefit your ACP Local Government Association

In fall 2010, VNG International and its implementing partners officially launched the ARIAL programme. The specific objective of the project is to enable Local Government (LG) associations to take part in the dialogue and in the implementation of development policies, in particular with the EU, as provided for by the Cotonou Agreement. In the upcoming three years, the ARIAL programme will organise a wide range of supporting activities to reach this objective.