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LEDNA Blog aims to be the key interactive spot of the LEDNA community! It is a space where you express in greater detail your opinions, share your field experiences and open discussion around given topic. We invite you to explore this space further.
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posted by: peterfc


New Blog -Indicators for Local Economic Development

This blog is on how to develop meaningful, relevant and cost-effective indicators on local economic development for use by governments (in particular local) and their development partners.It is part of an ongoing consultancy for UNCDF and will focus on three thematic areas:


posted by: hayford


Institutional Inertia

The World Health Organization on October 30, 1998, announced the creation of an affiliated organization, that was named, Roll Back Malaria.  The reduction of malaria in Africa by 50% within 10 years was the stated goal of this new organization. 


posted by: Ahmed_Eiweida


Alexandria City Development Strategy (with LED Pillar)


I'm Ahmed Eiweida.  Take a look at Alexandria CDS, with important works on LED (SWOT, Competitiveness, BEE at the local level, Toursim & CH, PPP in managing Indutrial Zones, and others).

posted by: hayford


Obama visit to Ghana, what it means for civil society

The President of United States of America, Barack Obama will make a historic visit to Ghana between July 10 - July 11, 2009.

According to Ghana's Foreign Ministry, the first Black US President will hold bilateral talks with Ghanaian President, John Evans Atta Mills aimed at strengthening the fraternal relations existing between the two countries.

The visit to be the first trip to sub-Sahara Africa by President Obama and wife Michelle Obama since assumption of office will be symbolic to advance the strategic role Ghana has grown to play on the world stage.

posted by: patricksommerville


Key Lessons from LED experiences in Georgia

As a result of decentralization reforms enacted in 2006, the climate was ripe for CHF International's USAID-funded GEII project ( to introduce and initiate LED planning in municipalities throughout the Republic of Georgia.

posted by: Gwen-Swinburn


Needed more LED Knowledge Centres

The LEDNA team is in the process of identifying sites and resources that have a lot of relevant free knowledge for LED practitioners. Here are some we have already found  We are looking for more. Or key criteria are as follows:

posted by: IrinaMendoza


View of LEDNA knowledge hub from the field

I love the idea of an open resource-sharing website where LED experts and non-experts have access to LED- related resources and the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences. The first time I entered LEDNA’s website, I instantly remembered the long hours I once spent searching for information on LED projects. Thus, I really appreciate the effort and work of building this website, without a doubt LEDNA is a great reference point for LED resources and expertise.

posted by: aide4youth


Youth development

I have a massive youth development project I want to establish as a project. I need facilitators to help establish a business incubator for young entrepreneurs and a resource centre for youth development. These projects will cost us much but we trust that we can raise the necessary resources to make it happen. When completed, these will be part of a Centre of Excellence for youth development and empowerment in Ghana ahd the West African sub-region.

posted by: BarbaraKue


Looking for material on lessons learned from M&E of LED projects

For a literature review, I am looking for examples of very practical experiences with monitoring & evaluation of pro-poor LED/MSE development projects: what experiences were made with different tools in evaluating such projects? what are the lessons learned on what works well and what pitfalls there are? how were these learning experiences used by stakeholders?

I would appreciate if ledna members could point me to relevant papers that might not always be easily retrievable through search engines.

Many thanks for your help!

posted by: Jason-Musyoka


Learning & Experience Sharing Forum JUNE 2009 Nairobi

"Building our Communities, Building our Nation: Youth in Development"

A Learning and Experience Sharing Public Forum

Expression of Interest

1.0 Brief Background

The Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF), under the auspices of the Youth Development Programme in collaboration with other partners is hosting a three-day Learning & Experience Sharing Forum in June 2009.  This event provides the platform for youth-led initiatives to demonstrate their positive initiatives in contributing to the national development agenda.