Decentralisation and Regionalisation in Portugal
What Reform Scenarios?
This report has been prepared by the OECD upon request by the Portuguese Independent
Commission for Decentralisation. Decentralisation and regionalisation reforms have
recently emerged on the Portugal’s policy agenda, with two main objectives: assigning
more tasks to municipalities and strengthening regional level governance. The report
presents a diagnosis of Portugal multi-level governance in international perspectives
and highlights the strengths and challenges of the system. It then presents three
potential policy paths of regional reform for Portugal. As the options are not mutually
exclusive, they could work as complements to each other. The report analyses the conditions
under which the reforms may deliver more economic efficiency and regional equity.
Published on February 17, 2020
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