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Expert Workshop (Webinar): Tracking and Measuring Subnational Climate Finance

13 October, 2021, 15:30-17:30 (CEST)

This expert workshop webinar gathered subnational government representatives, international partners and climate finance stakeholders engaged in tracking and measuring subnational climate finance worldwide. The event consisted of two sessions featuring keynote presentations from the OECD followed by roundtable discussions to discuss the preliminary findings of the project.


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Multi-level governance and active subsidiarity for sustainable recovery and resilience

13 October, 2021, 11:00-13:00 (CEST)

The European Committee of the Regions and the Conference of Regional Legislative Assemblies of the EU (CALRE) co-organised this workshop​ within the framework of the European Week of Regions and Cities​. Dorothée Allain-Duppré, Head of Regional Development and Multi-Level Governance Division in the OECD participated in the dialogue focusing on the trade-offs between strong regional powers, leadership and multi-level governance in the recovery agenda 


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Read the OECD Policy Note The territorial impact of COVID-19: Managing the crisis and recovery across levels of government  

Trust in Government: Understanding its Territorial Divides:

7 July, 2021 (Virtual)

On 7 July 2021, the OECD organised this webinar, which brought together experts from around the world to build the knowledge base and promote international dialogue on

  • the drivers of regional divides in trust in government and the challenges in measuring these;
  • the local drivers of trust in government and strategies to address the trust divide across territories, notably among urban and rural areas.

The Webinar explored whether local characteristics and socio-economic conditions can influence trust in government, as well as the role of place-based policies and multi-level governance mechanisms in addressing the underlying determinants of trust and mistrust. 

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First Pilot Meeting on Multi-level Governance and Public Investment for Regional Development

17 November, 2020 (Virtual)

This Pilot Meeting gathered representatives and experts from 30 countries and international organisations to discuss how multi-level governance instruments or reforms can support recovery across levels of government and help generate more resilient territorial development post-COVID-19. 

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OECD and European Committee of the Regions (CoR)
Joint Survey: The Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Regional and Local Governments 

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the OECD conducted a survey in June/July 2020: The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on regional and local governments: governance, finance and recovery plans, carried out among representatives of subnational governments of the European Union. Answers were received from 300 subnational government respondents representing 24 countries. 

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OECD and United Cities and Local Government (UCLG)
The World Observatory on Subnational Government Finance and Investment (SNG-WOFI) Initiative

SNG-WOFI was launched in November 2017, as a joint endeavour of the OECD and UCLG. This initiative is the world’s leading source of internationally comparable data and analysis on subnational government structure and finance, covering over 120 countries and territories.

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We provide support to the Expert Group on Multi-level Governance and Public Investment for Regional Development. This Expert Group gathers policy practitioners from OECD member countries and beyond to engage on policy issues related to multi-level governance. It supports the multi-level governance components of the Programme of Work, with a particular emphasis on the Third pillar, which focuses on “Anticipatory multi-level governance and finance to manage megatrends and shocks”.

To find out more, please visit the Regional Development Policy Committee

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