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
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Subnational data across countries: Download the annexes (PDF)
Download a country profile (PDF)
|Armenia||Colombia||Ghana||Japan||Mongolia||Republic of Albania|
|Australia||Costa Rica||Greece||Jordan||Republic of Congo|
|Austria||Croatia||Guatemala||Kazakhstan||Morocco||Republic of Moldova|
|Belgium||Czech Republic||Guinea Bissau||Korea||New Zealand|
|Burkina Faso||El Salvador||India||Luxembourg||Palestinian Territories|
|Cameroon||Ethiopia||Ireland||Malaysia||People’s Republic of China|