The Local Development Organization, also known as LDO is a non-profit, non-political civil society organization focused on supporting Local Administration, municipalities and communities. LDO organization is registered in Turkey and has its head office in Gaziantep- Turkey, with three active offices inside Syria- in Aleppo, Rural Damascus and Dara'a.

The Local Development Organization's Advisory Board Members, specialized in various fields including public administration, local economy, strategic planning, institutional and community development.

LDO works with and for Local Authorities in Syria in order to achieve good governance with the aim of creating consistency, integrity and Excellence as well as a trusted system. This good governance is the main element setting the balance between strategic and operational conduct in an organized and deliberate approach.

Why Do We Work

Our Motivation

Organization Vision

The ability to improve the performance of local administrations in accordance with the standards of good governance, in order to activate their role in serving the community and strengthen the local economy.

Organization Mission

To implement programs in the field of institutional and community capacity development by providing consultative solutions for good governance and promoting social responsibility to achieve the development and stability of society.


Our partners that the Local Development Organization has worked in collaboration with in order to achieve its objectives. The achievements that the LDO has accomplished would not have been possible without the support of our partners

About us

Scope of Work

LDO is working to build nationwide solidarity through the local councils and the community
in a way that is free of ideology and politics, in the following scopes:

Scope of Work

Governance & Institutional Development

  • Principles of Good Governance
  • Capacity Building
  • Policies, Procedures and Standards
  • Relations & Roles in the Administrative Unit
  • Local Development

Essential Services through Local Providers

  • WASH Projects
  • Agriculture
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Capacity Building for Service Providers
  • Sustainability through Cost Recovery System

Community Development

  • Social Cohesion
  • Capacity Building
  • Improve local trust between Stakeholders
  • Community Participation
  • Social Responsibility ­
  • Dialogue
  • Advocacy

Women Empowerment

  • Gender Equality
  • Women Participation
  • Capacity Building
  • Community Awareness and Dialogue

Local Economy Development

  • Small scale projects & Micro finance
  • Vocational Training
  • Economic Policies & Procedures
  • Sustainable Development
  • Optimal Investment *
  • Economic Mapping
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