Regional development

Subnational Governments Around the World

 

The OECD and United Cities and Local Government (UCLG) have joined forces to prepare a pilot 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.

 

The study confirmed that there is a growing demand worldwide for reliable, objective and comparative information and data on different topics regarding multi-level governance and finance. However, there is a limited amount of comparative data on subnational government structure and finance at the global level. To help bridge this gap, the OECD and UCLG set up a World Observatory on Subnational Government Finance and Investment which was officially launched at the first meeting of the Steering Committee on 17 November at the OECD headquarters in Paris. The Observatory is a multi-stakeholder initiative dedicated to collecting comparable data and information on subnational finance and territorial organisation from over 130 countries. 

PART I - SYNTHESIS ANALYSIS

PART II - METHODOLOGY AND COUNTRY SAMPLE

 

 

PART III - COUNTRY PROFILES

 

Download part I (PDF 5KB)‌

 

country profiles

Subnational data across countries: Download the annexes (PDF)

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Angola

Chad Georgia Ivory Coast

Mauritius

Poland

Switzerland

Argentina Chile Germany Jamaica Mexico Portugal

Thailand

Armenia Colombia Ghana Japan Mongolia Republic of Albania

Togo

Australia Costa Rica Greece Jordan

Montenegro

Republic of Congo

Tunisia

Austria Croatia Guatemala Kazakhstan Morocco Republic of Moldova

Turkey

Azerbaidjan Cyprus Guinea Kenya Netherlands

Republic of Tanzania

Uganda

Belgium Czech Republic Guinea Bissau Korea New Zealand

Romania

Ukraine

Benin Denmark Honduras Kyrgyzstan Niger

Russian Federation

United Kingdom
Brazil Dominican Republic Hungary Latvia

Nigeria

Senegal

United States of America

Bulgaria

Ecuador

Iceland Lithuania Norway

Serbia

Viet Nam

Burkina Faso El Salvador India Luxembourg Palestinian Territories

Slovak Republic

 Zimbabwe

Cambodia Estonia Indonesia Malawi Paraguay

Slovenia

 
Cameroon Ethiopia Ireland Malaysia People’s Republic of China

South Africa

 
Canada Finland Israel Mali Peru

Spain

 
Cape Verde France Italy Malta Philippines

Sweden