Suggested Sites

Local Government Ombudsman
looks at complaints about councils and some other authorities and organisations in the UK, including education admissions appeal panels and adult social care providers (such as care homes and home care providers).
International Observatory for Participatory Democracy
is a space open to all cities in the world and all associations, organizations and research centres interested in learning about, exchanging impressions and applying experiences of participatory democracy on a local scale with the aim of deepening the roots of democracy in municipal government.
The International Center for Local Democracy
is a Swedish government institution whose purpose is to promote local democracy in low and middle-income countries. For the ICLD, local democracy principally concerns strengthening local institutions, issues regarding decentralisation, local autonomy, citizen influence and collaboration between various participants.
Observatory on Local Autonomy
is a network of researchers and civil servants, all specialised in the study of local autonomy (i.e. “decentralisation”) and the management of local government. The network brings together 64 research teams, one or more per Member State of the European Union, and in Iceland, Moldavia, Norway, Serbia, Russia and Turkey.
Habitat International Coalition
is the global network for rights related to habitat. Through solidarity, networking and support for social movements and organizations, HIC struggles for social justice, gender equality, and environmental sustainability, and works in the defence, promotion and realization of human rights related to housing and land in both rural and urban areas.
The Global Platform for the Right to the City
is an initiative of a group of organizations which met in São Paulo in November 2014, in order to build an international movement for the right to the city