2018 Q1 Edition


From the Secretariat

Greetings from LOGIN!

We are excited to launch LOGIN Post, our quarterly update, which brings you highlights and stories emerging from the collective learning connections forged across our richly diverse membership.
LOGIN facts and stats

Our aim is to bring you up to speed on key happenings within the Network, help you get to know our members a little better, and be part of our journey.

Hope you enjoy reading our updates. Do share your thoughts and suggestions with us at secretariat@loginasia.net.


LOGIN Model Presented at International Forum

Our network-supported peer learning model was presented at a Knowledge Forum organised by the Effective Institutions Platform to various donor and other international development agencies.

Civil Society Organisations Engage on Issue of Women's Political Empowerment

Civil society organisations from India, Mongolia and Afghanistan, members of our Network, met in an intensive workshop in New Delhi to explore possibilities for collaborative learning on strategies to support women's political participation. Gallery

Fiscal Decentralisation Trends Again

Our e-course on fiscal decentralisation, now in its fifth edition, drew 31 participants from 17 countries across Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia. Details

KILA and MUB Partner on Capacity Building

The Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA), India, a LOGIN member, and the Municipality of Ulaanbaatar (MUB), Mongolia have initiated discussions around partnering on capacity building of MUB staff and civil servants. Gallery


Resource and Support Centre for Development (RSCD) is a non-governmental organisation working towards increased participation of women tin local governance.

Its Mahila Rajsatta Andolan (MRA) campaign aims at empowering rural women and strengthening their participation in political processes through Panchayati Raj Institutions across 30 districts of Maharashtra.

Madam Sarpanch is a compilation of first-hand accounts of some of the women leaders who have been supported by MRA.


Reza Haidari, New Message for Afghan Women Organization, blogs on the value of peer learning and experience sharing. Read

Melam Zangpo, Department of Local Governance, Bhutan shares the Royal Government of Bhutan's efforts to mainstream social accountability and civic engagement. Watch

Knowledge Store Pick

The Art of Knowledge Exchange: A Results-Focused Planning Guide for Development Practitioners in the Social, Urban, Land, and Resilience Sectors offers a practical step-by-step framework with illustrative examples on how to design, implement, and measure the impact of knowledge exchange initiatives within urban and social development.


  • Myanmar’s first civilian president in more than 50 years has resigned.
  • Proposed constitutional reforms in Cambodia and the Philippines have implications on free speech and dissent.
  • Sri Lanka held elections to local governments after a delay of two years. The elections were based on a new Mixed Member Proportional system and 25 per cent quota for women in the election process.
  • Nepal's first woman president, Bidya Devi Bhandari, was re-elected for a second term in office.

The LOGIN Post is a quarterly update from the Local Governance and Initiative Network (LOGIN). To share your comments and suggestions on the LOGIN Post, please write to us at secretariat@loginasia.net