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Our team actively engages with a wide range of stakeholders in policy dialogue activities on multi-level governance and subnational finance. We also participate in conferences and workshops organised by partners.




EUROCITIES & OECD Webinar: City dialogue on social services in the time of COVID-19

Date: 29 April, 2020


OECD participated in the direct dialogue organised by EUROCITIES to discuss common challenges related to COVID-19 crisis, exchange on social measures to respond to this crisis and share know-how, good practices and lessons learned so far. The webinar brought together 50 city experts from social services in 35 European cities,


Webinar recordings


Presentation: OECD paper - Territorial Impact of COVID-19: Managing the Crisis across Levels of Government


Presentation: Milano Aiuta (‘Milan does help’): keeping up with social services at the time of Coronavirus


Policy note: Overview of social measures in cities to respond to COVID-19 crisis




SEMINAR: Financing Regional and Local Public Investments

Date: January 30th 2020

Location: Bratislava, Slovak Republic


The OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE) and the Division of Regional Development Office of the Deputy Prime Minister of Slovak Republic arranged a joint one day seminar in Bratislava, Slovakia. The event was titled as “Financing of development at regional and local level”, and the seminar focused on ways that Slovak Republic could strengthen its place-based approach to public investment and enhance the financing of public and private investments at the local and regional level. 

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The seminar was opened by the Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Richard Rasi and by the Deputy Director of CFE, Mr. Joaquim Oliveira Martins.


Access the presentation by Mr. Joaquim Oliveira Martins, Deputy Director, CFE/OECD (upcoming)

Access the presentation by Ms. Dorothée Allain-Dupré, Head of Unit, CFE/OECD (upcoming)

Access the presentation on Case examples on ways to build the base for regional development and welfare by Antti Moisio, Economist/Policy Analyst, CFE/OECD

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(Mr. Joaquim Oliveira Martins, Deputy Director of CFE, OECD)

Both photos by Michaela Kolimárová


Past events



Abu Dhabi

The World Observatory on Subnational Government Finance and Investment at the 10th Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF)


A session was organised on the World Observatory on Subnational Government Finance and Investment to present the key findings of the Observatory's 2019 Report and highlight the relevance of this instrument to inform international dialogue, public debate and decision making at all levels to make fiscal decentralisation work in support of the implementation of the Sustainble Development Goals (SDGs) and the New Urban Agenda.


Agadir, Morocco

Session on “Regional competences: an issue at the heart of the process of advanced regionalisation”

Kiev, Ukraine

Workshop on Supporting Decentralisation in Ukraine: Ten Guidelines for Effective Decentralisation

Cardiff, United Kingdom

Seminar on Enhancing Institutional Capacity for Regional Governance and Investment in Wales (UK)

Paris, France

Regional Development Policy Committee (RDPC) Meeting

Paris, France

Session on “Financing Sustainable Cities” at the 6th OECD Forum on Green Finance and Investment


Paris, France

OECD-European Commission High-level Seminar
Financing Environmental and Energy Transitions in Regions and Cities: Creating Local Solutions for Global Challenges

Sofia, Bulgaria

International workshop 
Decentralisation and Regionalisation in Bulgaria: Lessons from International Experience and Recommendations for Bulgaria”

Paris, France

First International Conference of the World Observatory on Subnational Government Finance and Investment

Porto, Portugal

OECD-National Assembly of Portugal workshop
"Decentralisation and Regionalisation in Portugal: Lessons from International Experiences and Recommendations"




OECD-European Union Committee of the Regions (CoR) Conference "Subnational Finance and Investment Ten Years after the Crisis"

Paris, France

OECD Centre of Green Finance and Investment Forum
Session on "Financing Green Projects in Regions and Cities“

Paris, France

OECD-European Commission Seminar
Decentralising or Recentralising: Getting the Facts Right about Regional and Local Autonomy

Bogota, Colombia

OECD-DNP High-level Seminar
“Colombia built from the regions: dialogues on decentralisation”



Santiago, Chile

OECD-SUBDERE conference
Making decentralisation work: towards stronger municipalities 


L’viv, Ukraine

OECD-Ministry of Regional Development, Housing and Construction of Ukraine Seminar
Enhancing Public Investment across Levels of Government

Bratislava, Slovak Republic

OECD-Ministry of Regional Development of the Slovak Republic Seminar
Innovations and Challenges in the Management of Regional Policy




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