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The report of the High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (May 2013) describes the specific role local authorities have to play in the new global partnership as follows:
Local authorities form a vital bridge between national governments, communities and citizens and will have a critical role in a new Global Partnership. The Panel believes that one way to support this is by recognising that targets might be pursued differently at the sub-national level – so that urban poverty is not treated the same as rural poverty, for example.
Local authorities have a critical role in setting priorities, executing plans, monitoring results and engaging with local firms and communities. In many cases, it is local authorities that deliver essential public services in health, education, policing, water and sanitation. And, even if not directly delivering services, local government often has a role in establishing the planning, regulatory and enabling environment—for business, for energy supply, mass transit and building standards. They have a central role in disaster risk reduction – identifying risks, early warning and building resilience. Local authorities have a role in helping slum-dwellers access better housing and jobs and are the source of most successful programmes to support the informal sector and micro-enterprises.
Source: Report of the High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (May 2013) (pages 10-11).
Note that Local Authorities are not mentioned in the Rio Principles (1992).
- Typical roles in a local authority include those of mayor, governor and (proposed) Access to Information officer.
- The Local Government and Municipal Knowledge Base
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