Commonwealth Local Government Handbook 2017/18

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Commonwealth Local Government Handbook 2017/18

Publication date: 16 April 2018
ISBN: 978-0-9555447-7-4
Pages: 292

The Commonwealth Local Government Handbook 2017/18 presents an updated overview of the systems of local government across the countries of the Commonwealth. It is designed to provide readers with a comparative picture of the national context in which local government is operating; the structure, legislation and policies that govern local government; intergovernmental relations and organised local government; information about elections; data on women representation in local government and systems for community involvement. It also includes finance, staffing and oversight mechanisms that ensure accountability and transparency, such as the increased use of ICT for citizen engagement and improve efficiency and effectiveness in local government operations and services.

The biennial Commonwealth Local Government Handbook is an ever-evolving document, responding to changes and developments in the sector. In this edition, we have introduced two new sections providing information on how countries are localising the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and data on national urban policies. These recognise the key role which local government is playing in achieving global development objectives across the Commonwealth; and the fact that the Commonwealth is urbanising, placing much more emphasis on the importance of effective democracy, governance and service delivery in our cities, but also between cities, peri-urban and rural areas.

Produced and published by the Commonwealth Local Government Forum

ContentsExpand or collapse me

Foreword by Reverend Mpho M B W Moruakgomo, President of the Botswana Association of Local Authorities and Chairperson of CLGF

Introduction by Dr Greg Munro, Secretary General, CLGF


Empowering Regions, Cities, Municipalities and Their Citizens Through Microsoft CityNext

Woman Councillors

Country Profiles:
Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Cameroon, Canada, Cyprus, Dominica, Fiji Islands, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, St Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vanuatu, Zambia