About LOGIN – Local Governance Initiative and Network Association
LOGIN is a network of diversely mandated and positioned Asian institutions working to advance just, democratic, transparent and inclusive governance. The network enhances member effectiveness through peer connectedness, emphasis on knowledge for capacity and adaptive learning support. It enables collaborations for contextually relevant reform and governance innovations for localising sustainable development agendas.
LOGIN works across issues of democratic participation, rule of law, transparency, accountability and social inclusion. The network aims to strengthen citizen-centric local governance and enable effective multi-level governance as key to achieving inclusive and sustainable development outcomes in the Asia region. Gender is a cross-cutting theme across all initiatives of the network. LOGIN members together form a learning community and change coalition to advance governance policies and processes that enable and enforce accountability, inclusiveness and responsiveness; and support capable and resourced local governments to ensure equitable access to opportunities, services and resources to citizens.
LOGIN’s members form a vibrant, inclusive, and diverse learning community and change coalition for local governance reform. This member-led network seeks to advance just, democratic and transparent local governance that serves citizens and provides the fulcrum for achieving inclusive and sustainable development agendas from the bottom up. The network mandate encompasses the following intended outcomes: (a) Advancing democratic decentralization and local governance policies and processes that enable and enforce accountability, inclusiveness and responsiveness. In this regard the network, through its members and partners, will contribute to leveraging progressive legislations and policies at national and sub-national level; and build evidence to inform and influence national and global change agendas. (b) Supporting capable and resourced local governments that ensure equitable access to opportunities, services, and resources to their citizens. In this regard, the network, through members and partners representing or working with local governments and their associations, will advance their capacities and resource base to enable innovation, mainstreaming and upscaling good practice(s); collaborations for implementation; and through provisioning of relevant data, evidence and tools. The convening capacity of the network extends across demand and supply-side institutions working on governance issues and it provides a neutral platform for cross country and cross-stakeholder dialogue.