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.
Across the OECD, GDP per capita is converging. In contrast, regional disparities – or differences in GDP per capita across jurisdictions – are rising, mainly as a result of widening productivity differences. Fiscal decentralisation could […]
South Africa tops the list of the most advanced African countries in terms of decentralization and local governance, according to the latest report of United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLGA). Liberia ranks last […]
Developments in information and communication technologies affects city administration in all areas. Municipalities in countries around the work increasingly provide information about governaance, services anf finances to their residents, aiming at achieving effiency, speed, low […]