Call for Papers

     For the past several decades, discussions about development have centered around governance, administrative reform, citizen participation, and empowerment. From all around the world, experiences with development and reform reveal to us a variety of challenges and opportunities for more active roles played by local governments. Public policy issues—such as domestic violence, inequity, healthcare, and education—require innovative solutions that are both cost-effective and socially acceptable. The 6th ICLG serves as a venue where academicians and practitioners come together to learn and share their experiences. Insights gained through this mutual learning process will advance an existing body of knowledge in local government and development.

Conference topics include, but are not limited to:
     - City/Local development policy and planning,
     - Local economic development,
     - City/Local financial management,
     - Environmental resource management,
     - Local democratization and citizen participation,
     - Gender equity,
     - Poverty reduction,
     - Education, language, and culture,
     - Leadership and community development,
     - Government transparency and corruption eradication,
     - Health-related issues,
     - Urban management challenges for developing countries,
     - Inter-ethnic and inter-religious relations,
     - Conflict management and resolution,
     - Demographic changes and their effects on cities and rural areas,
     - Alternative public service delivery methods,
     - Urban transportation planning and development.

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