The OECD and United Cities and Local Government (UCLG) have joined forces to prepare this statistical study launched in October 2016 at the UCLG Summit in Bogota. It is a first attempt to build a systematic data compilation on local finances across in the world, based on quantitative and qualitative data. This study presents the main organisational and financial indicators related to subnational governments in 101 federal and unitary countries worldwide.
A Comparative Review of Village Governance in Cambodia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and the Philippines
Although villages are rarely the local government level that is assigned the responsibility for delivering key local services (such as education or health services), village governments nonetheless play an important role in the local government […]
The ability of sub national governments to “better spend”, by identifying relevant paths for territorial competitiveness and effective delivery of public services, is largely enshrined in their institutional background. Rather than isolated actors, sub national […]
Accountability and Transparency in English Local Government: Moving from ‘Matching Parts’ to ‘Awkward Couple’?
Although excessive transparency and accountability demands can have a counterproductive effect on organisational performance (Bovens, 2005), longstanding hierarchical accountability structures to ensure financial conformance in English local government continue to endure. Interestingly however, the previously […]