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.
Intergovernmental fiscal institutions are the overarching framework for relations across government levels. They comprise the constitutional set up of a country; the division of power between government levels; the prevalence of fiscal rules across government […]
On 17th of June 2019, the first International Conference of the World Observatory on Subnational Government Finance and Investment (SNG WOFI) took place in Paris. The Observatory is a joint initiative of the OECD and […]
Fiscal decentralization arguably improves government efficiency because it enhances responsiveness to local policy issues and incentivizes fiscal discipline. However, critics suggest that central control over local spending is necessary to equalize fiscal outcomes between prosperous […]