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Case studies on local finance

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The Global Observatory on Local Finance, hosted by UCLG, in partnership with the OECD aims to: - Share information on local and regional governments finance and structure, based on a broad statistical study on the state of local finance in 101 countries representing 82% of the world population and 87.5 of the world GDP. - Present local and regional governments with tools adequate to financial means and capacities. - Raise the international profile of UCLG members and contribute their perspective to global debates on financing development and supporting fairer distribution of national revenues; - Promote dialogue and partnership between local governments and national governments, international institutions, and academics. On the website, you’ll find the flagship report Subnational Governments around the World, Structure and Finance, as well as publications dedicated to local finances, country profiles summarizing the situation of local governments in 101 countries, financial instruments implemented in cities around by local governments, and a digital library.

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Online Course: Cities and the Challenge of Sustainable Development

Available in English

Cities are a core component of the UN’s 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. This mini-series is a companion piece to the SDG Academy's full-length Sustainable Cities course and also serves as a br...

Developed by The SDG Academy

Posted by UNDP

Tools : Capacity Strengthening

Incorporating local authorities ODS Spanish from the analysis of the legal nature of the Agenda 2030

Available in English

In the paper published in the REALA Magazine in Spain, the role of municipalities in the implementation of ODS in view of the legal system is analyzed, since the content of most of the ODS are part of...

Developed by FUNDACION MUSOL (MUNICIPALISTAS POR LA S...

Posted by Rafael Garcia Maties

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