Sharing good practice in local government structures and services from around the Commonwealth. Topics include decentralisation, financing, legislation and the evolving role of local government.
Commonwealth Local Government Handbook 2017/18
The complete reference book of local government in the Commonwealth. Updated and revised, the 2017/18 edition details the systems of local government in Commonwealth countries, as well as two new sections on how countries are localising the SDGs and data on national urban policies.
Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers in Developing Countries: Case Studies from the Commonwealth
This research study examines different approaches to intergovernmental transfers (ICTs) in developing countries in the Commonwealth, and assesses their relative strengths and weaknesses. It includes detailed case studies of India and Kenya, lessons learned from IGT systems in Australia and the United Kingdom.
New Century Local Government: Commonwealth Perspectives
This collection of papers shows how the role of local government is evolving throughout the Commonwealth and provides practical examples of new local government at work. It showcases emerging practice, and highlights success stories from new ways of working and challenges confronting local government in both developed and developing countries.
Principles for Local Government Legislation: Lessons from the Commonwealth Pacific
This study is designed to help local government practitioners in Pacific island countries review and strengthen their existing legislative and regulatory frameworks. It identifies best practice, examines case studies of Fiji, Solomon Islands and Samoa, and presents ten key principles for effective legislation.
Resource Guide on Decentralisation and Local Government
This topic guide provides practical guidance for designing, implementing and evaluating decentralisation reforms and local government practices to ensure they are as effective as possible. It includes summaries of key texts and provides links to cutting edge research and recent case studies.
Municipal Infrastructure Financing: Innovative Practices from Developing Countries
Presents an overview of the municipal finances and the extent of private sector involvement in the delivery of municipal services in selected Commonwealth developing countries. This title examines four cities: Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, Kampala in Uganda, Dhaka in Bangladesh, and Karachi in Pakistan.
Financing Local Government
Explores how fiscal decentralisation takes place alongside administrative decentralisation. This book considers the revenue sources available, systems of intergovernmental transfers between central and local government, and the procedures necessary to ensure that local governments use their financial resources appropriately.
Managing Change in Local Governance
For senior managers in local government, policy makers in ministries of local government, and students and researchers in public administration with an interest in local government issues.
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