How much taxing power does the state level have in Germany, and how did it evolve?
What fiscal rules does the Norwegian government apply to its local governments to ensure fiscal stability – and is it successful?
Which countries grant their sub-national governments large fiscal autonomy, and which do not?
What recent policy reforms to their fiscal federal design did OECD countries undertake?
The OECD’s “Network on Fiscal Relations across Levels of Government” (or “Network on Fiscal Federalism”) started work in 2004. Its main objective is to provide analysis of the relationship between central and sub-central governments, and its impact on efficiency, equity and macroeconomic stability, for both federal and unitary countries. An important feature of the work is the collection of statistics to support the analysis.
The Network has now set up its own Website. There you will find statistics, analysis and country presentations on multilevel fiscal design across OECD countries. The Website will be regularly updated, keeping you in touch with the newest developments in the area.