RIAD meeting

In Recife, Brazil, from Oct. 26 to 28, 2005, a Forum staff member attended a meeting of Ministers and high-level authorities of the member states of the Organization of American States responsible for policies on decentralization, local government and citizen participation at the municipal level in the hemisphere. The occasion was the Third Ministerial Meeting of RIAD, which is the high-level Inter-American Network on Decentralization, Local Government and Citizen Participation. The theme of the gathering was: "Local Government, Citizen Participation and Regional Development: Fighting poverty, generating jobs and income, and democratic governance.”

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