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Local Governance Institutions Comparative Assessment Framework

A framework designed to assess and compare local governance systems in different countries

The Local Governance Institutions Comparative Assessment (LoGICA) Framework analyzes the local and intergovernmental systems, processes and institutions that contribute to effective local governance and localized service delivery performance:

 LoGICA Framework (PDF; 1.56 MB)
 LoGICA Score Card template (Excel; 62 KB)

The Local Governance Institutions Comparative Assessment (LoGICA) Framework is designed to assess and compare local governance systems in different countries based on five specific institutional dimensions:

  • the assignment of functional responsibilities;
  • the existence of local political space and effective local political systems;
  • the degree of local control over local administration and local service delivery;
  • local fiscal autonomy and local financial management; and
  • participatory and responsive local service delivery mechanisms.

A more effective local governance system is achieved when each of these five institutional dimensions are effective, well-structured, and fit together well.

This Assessment Framework—issued in March 2015—has been developed as a contribution to the collective efforts of many stakeholders to assess and develop effective local governance institutions around the world, by providing a common pool of information for measurement and monitoring the performance of local governance institutions, and by providing a common platform for dialogue.