Regional Development

Data collection - Multi-level governance and public investment


The OECD is your source for  up-to-date data on subnational government structure and finance to support evidence-based policy-making.




Regional Government Finance and Investment in the OECD and EU:
New Pilot Database and Report

The OECD, with the support of DG Regio of the European Commission, has developed a new and unique pilot database: the Regional Government Finance and Investment Database (REGOFI). It provides comparative data on regional government accounts in 24 countries, covering a total of 494 regional governments in the OECD and the European Union. Data are accessible online on OECD.stats (Regions and Cities section), including standardised indicators on regional government expenditure, revenue, investment, and debt, over the period 2010-16. The database is accompanied by a technical report that presents key findings from the REGOFI.


Download the technical report


Access the database

MLG_Data_Regional database+report





Subnational Governments in OECD Countries: Key Data

Published annually, this pocket-size brochure provides data on subnational government structure, and municipal size, expenditure, investment, revenue, tax receipts, budget balance and debt.


Access data through the Subnational Government Structure and Finance Database


Key Data on Local and Regional Governments in the European Union (2019)

This brochure presents figures on subnational government organisation and finance in the 28 EU Member States, including data on the implementation of EU funds for 2014-2020.


World Observatory on Subnational Government Finance and Investment

Launched in November 2017 as a joint initiative of the OECD and United Cities and Local Government (UCLG), SNG-WOFI provides comparable data on subnational governance, finance and investment in over 120 countries. 





Uncovering the Unknown: Spending Indicators on Municipal Decision-Making Authority

A methodology measuring the level of spending autonomy among municipal governments in different countries.



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