The Africa Local Government Peer Review Program was set up by UCLG Africa at the request of African local authorities with the aim of rely first on the networking of local governments as a source of expertise that can be tapped to improve service delivery and the quality of local governance across the continent. It works as an friendly assessment tool of the performance of local governments and their associations at the service of citizen and their members.
A pilot project covering five local governments councils or organizations was defined in 2011 in order to kick start the program. This pilot project benefits from the technical support of the Local Government Association of England & Wales (LGA), and from the financial support of the Ministry of Cooperation of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
Leaders of NALAG (Ghana) and the Peer Team at the end of a week-long Review
The pilot phase of the program benefits five local government organizations. The beneficiaries for this pilot phase were selected out of 30 organizations who expressed their interest in joining the project.
The pilot project finally focused on three African municipalities (Municipality of Otjiwarongo, Namibia in Southern Africa; Municipality of Yaoundé, Cameroon, in Central Africa; Municipality of Tiassale, Ivory Coast, West Africa- yet to be completed) and two African local governments associations namely: National Association of Local Governments Ghana, NALAG, Accra, Ghana, West Africa; and Ugandan Local Governments Association, ULGA, Kampala, Uganda, East Africa,