LOCAL GOVERNANCE - A LEVER FOR SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Local authorities are at the forefront of the State. They are a key player in promoting inclusive and sustainable economic development.
Their proximity with citizens and business puts them in a unique position;
SUPPORTING LOCAL GOVERNANCE REFORMS
Many countries in the MENA region have recognised the importance of local governance and are currently reforming their overall governance system by allocating more responsibilities to governorates, regions and municipalities.
The turn towards more decentralised governance frameworks in countries such as Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan and Egypt, will give more responsibilities and discretionary power to local authorities.
In this context, the OECD engages with local communities to enable them to engage successfully with citizens and all levels of government.
in the framework of its Open Government work, the OECD is contributing to build local governaments that are that are transparent, accountable and accessible.