The Best Practices and Local Leadership Programme works with a decentralized
network of organisations committed to the identification, analysis
and dissemination of lessons learned from Best Practices.
Each partner brings its own expertise and geographic coverage to
the programme, creating a world-wide network of organisations. Partners
incorporate Best Practices into their on-going activities such as
education, research, training, capacity-building and advocacy.
Best Practices Steering Committee (BPSC)
The BLP is governed by and reports to a Steering Committee comprised
of its partners. The Steering Committee establishes the policies
and procedures which guide the substantive work and activities of
the BLP and its partners. The regulations and procedures governing
the Steering Committee are elaborated in its Terms of Reference.
Types of Partners
1. Full partners are partners committed to the
continuous identification and analysis of good and best practices
and the application of lessons learned to ongoing training, educational,
public awareness, leadership and policy development activities.
2. Associate partners represent organisations or
institutions with limited capacities to undertake one or two of
the above activities.
3. Affiliates represent ad hoc partnerships focusing
on a specific endeavour such as conferences, seminars and workshops
using best practice knowledge, expertise and experience; joint publication
of case books, case studies etc. focusing on lessons learned in
a specific sector or thematic area; information, dissemination and
Both full and associate partners contribute financially to the maintenance
of the Best Practices database as well as the Best Practices Intranet,
a facility which allows partners and their network members to share,
develop and exchange working tools on-line.
Ibero-American & Caribbean Forum on Best Practices
In the Latin American and Caribbean region, the BLP is working with
a network of 5 sub-regional institutions dedicated to the identification
and exchange of lessons learned from Best Practices. The sub-regional
focal points are:
Brasileno de Administracion Municipal, Brazil
• Fundacion Habitat Colombia, Colombia
de la Vivienda y Estudios Urbanos, Mexico
The Forum operates with the support of the Government of Spain.
For more information on becoming a Best Practices Partner, please
Best Practices and Local Leadership Programme
P.O. Box 30030
Tel: (254 20) 623029 or 624328
Fax: (254 20) 623080/ 624266/ 624267