Regional development

Data collection and analysis on subnational government structure and finance


The OECD is your source for  up-to-date data on subnational government structure and finance to support evidence-based policy-making.




Subnational Governments in OECD Countries: Key Data

Published annually, this pocket-size brochure provides data on subnational government structure, and municipal size, expenditure, investment, revenue, tax receipts, budget balance and debt.


Access data through the Subnational Government Structure and Finance Database


Key Data on Local and Regional Governments in the European Union (2019)

This brochure presents figures on subnational government organisation and finance in the 28 EU Member States, including data on the implementation of EU funds for 2014-2020.


World Observatory on Subnational Government Finance and Investment

Launched in November 2017 as a joint initiative of the OECD and United Cities and Local Government (UCLG), SNG-WOFI provides comparable data on subnational governance, finance and investment in over 120 countries. 




• The Rising Role of Regions: Key Findings from the New Regional Account Databasee

Analysis based on the new comprehensive database on public finance focusing on the regional-level governments.


• Uncovering the Unknown: Spending Indicators on Municipal Decision-Making Authority

A methodology measuring the level of spending autonomy among municipal governments in different countries.



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