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  1. Back to basics: meaningful and long-term transformation begins locally - The 2020 TALD Seminar showcases how territorial development will shape the future

    Brussels, August 31 st . 2020 . When it comes to solving day to day problems, mayors are perhaps one of the most experienced authorities dealing with issues faced by the population. This is why, as every year, the European Commission organized this July the latest edition of its Global TALD Seminar...
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  2. UNCDF LoCAL report period of global expansion (2014-2018)

    The Local Climate Adaptive Living (LoCAL) facility’s latest report summarizes the activities and results from the first period of the programmes global expansion (2014-2018) in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Drawing on a range of experiences and good practices in LoCAL design and implementation...
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  3. Designing Sound Fiscal Relations Across Government Levels in Decentralized Countries (IMF Working Paper)

    Link: https://www.imf.org/en/Publications/WP/Issues/2018/12/10/Designing-Sound... Abstract: This paper discusses how decentralized countries can achieve sound fiscal relations between the central government and lower government levels. The concepts of “vertical gap” and “vertical balance” provide...
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  4. Does fiscal decentralization enhance citizens’ access to public services and reduce poverty? Evidence from a conflict setting (CERDI)

    This paper investigates whether, and how, the devolution of revenue raising responsibilities to municipalities enhances access to public services and contributes to reducing poverty in Côte d’Ivoire. The results suggest that increased local revenue positively affects access to public services and...
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