Public Policies

Innovation & Investments

Innovation consists of more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or ideas that are readily available to markets, governments and society. Investments refers to stimulation of local and regional economy of an area but also to foreign direct investments.

Subsidiarity & Active participation

Subsidiarity is one of the basic principles of EU and is associated by many with the idea of decentralization. By a basic definition, it means that social problems should be dealt with at the most immediate (or local) level consistent with their solution. If the subsidiarity “bottom-up” approach is not sustained by an active and inclusive participation of community citizens, local and regional development projects could not be successful.

Internationalization & Partnership

Individuals, businesses, interest-based organizations, schools, governments or combinations organizations may partner together to increase the likelihood of each achieving their mission and to amplify their reach. Internationalization and partnership with experienced and developed administrations/organizations/institutions is a necessary prerequisite for local and regional development process.

Democracy & Good Governance

Governance is used in the international development and is a process of decision-making and the process by which decisions are implemented or not. The term governance can apply to corporate, international, national, local governance or to the interactions between other sectors of society. Because active participation, involvement of civil society, accountability are used often to define good governance, effective democracy is the cornerstone for a process of god governance.

Multi-level governance & Collaborative Management

Multi-level governance is an approach in political science and public administration theory that originated from studies on European integration and characterizes the changing relationships between actors situated at different territorial levels, both from the public and the private sectors. The concept emphasize the dispersion of decision making from the local to the global level. Collaborative management promote a sense of unity and teamwork among managers and supervisors within a business organization, but concept is available for governance also.

Transparency & Openness

Transparency implies openness, communication, and accountability and is a necessary brick for a successful local and regional development process. Openness means unrestricted access to knowledge and information, as well as collaborative or cooperative management and decision-making rather than a central authority. Both terms are prerequisite for good governance process.


What spins our world

Internship opportunity
August 8, 2016

  The Institute of Local Development is searching for interns during the summer for a worldwide on-line project. The Institute was involved in international projects in Eastern Europe and South East Asia, and is now preparing to launch a worldwide platform, a magazine concerned with urban sustainable development.             Requirements: […]

Masud Parves Library Project
September 28, 2015

Since 2011 LDI is involved in the Masud Parves Library Project, which is a non-profitable, non-political, voluntary, charitable, social, knowledge and information center for the people of Atulia union under Shyamnagar thana of Satkhira district, Bangladesh. Our organization believes that education is the cornerstone for a healthy and sustainable process of local development, and poor […]

Active tourism in Romania
April 22, 2015

Muntii Semenic is a campaign where LDI is directly involved. LDI encourages sustainable development and believes that each area or region should develop specific activities according to the development needs and with the specificity of local and regional factors. West part of Romania is one of the most attractive areas in tourism opportunity, and eco-tourism […]

Roundtable in Ukraine
April 22, 2015

At the beginning of September 2015, LDI was present in Ukraine, invited by the public authorities of Dniepopetrovsk region and with the help of Assembly of European Regions. A roundtable was organized about the importance of public administration reforms through decentralization. LDI presented a comparison between Romania and Poland in the last 8 years and […]

Romanian Development Camp
April 22, 2015

During the summer of 2014, representatives of LDI had a first contact with the specialists and experts, academia, public experts from Romanian Minsitry of Foreign Affairs, and NGO’s, who are passionate and involved in the development field, during the Romanian Summer School of Development from Sinaia. The main objective of the Romanian Development Camp is […]

Helping Serbia
April 22, 2015

In May 2014, LDI manage to mobilize local public administration and civil citizens in order to help the Serbian people affected by floods and landslides. At least 62 people had died as a result of the flooding, and hundreds of thousands had been forced to leave their homes. A public campaign was launched and people […]

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