The State of Local Governance 2015

 LPSI News posted by Administrator
 May 12, 2015

Effective local governments provide one of the most important avenues for people—including the poor, women and minorities—to participate in the development of their communities and to influence the decision-making processes that are directly relevant to their lives. In addition, local governments and territorial administrative bodies are key actors for accelerating poverty reduction and delivering pro-poor public services across all SDGs.

Yet, little systematic and comparative information is available about the role of local governance institutions in different countries in pursuing inclusive governance, delivering services and achieving global development outcomes. In response to this knowledge gap, the Local Public Sector Initiative (LPSI), together with UNDP, initiated a joint effort to map the global State of Local Governance Institutions.

In order to establish a knowledge baseline on local governance institutions, the Local Public Sector Initiative (LPSI) completed the development of a Local Govenance Institutions Comparative Assessment (LoGICA) framework in April 2015. LPSI is now working with UNDP and a broad range interested development partners and research organizations to collect LoGICA Surveys for countries around the world as inputs into a global analysis of the State of Local Governance Institutions.

As separate website has been set up at www.localgovernance2015.org to provide regular updates on the preparation of country-level LoGICA Score Cards. In addition, study-related reports and other updates will be made available on this website as they are produced.

LPSI and UNDP are keen to work with interested development organizations and research institutions to apply the LoGICA assessment framework to countries around the world. Please contact Jamie Boex if you or your organization would like to be part of this effort.