Local Governments in the World Basic Facts on Selected Countries
The data were collected by CGLU and DEXIA, with the support within UCLG of the Committee on Local Finance and Development and the sponsorship of Cities Alliance.
The Pocket Book aggregates the latest available information and data for the 82 selected countries (in alphabetic order and using a region-specific colour):
POPULATION DATA: country population, urban population, population of the capital city and its metropolitan area, country area and population density.
MACROECONOMICS: Gross Domestic Product in current prices, GDP per capita, purchasing power parity, denomination of local currency.
TERRITORIAL ORGANIZATION: State organisation (unitary or federal), territorial organization and levels of local self-government.
PUBLIC FINANCE: data on general government and local government total expenditure and investment.
Ě General government: Except where otherwise stated, general government includes central government, federated States, local governments, extra-budgetary funds and Social Security Fund.
Ě Local Government: Except where otherwise stated, local governments include all tiers, one, two and three depending on the country, together aggregated. Federated States are not taken into account. In Spain, Autonomous Communities are not included in the Local
Public Sector. Generally local government refers to local public sector enlarged (ie local governments with affiliated local entities).
With the support of UCLG members and other partners, the database is expected to be expanded to include new countries.
To access data on a specific country, click on the region to select the country. Data and detailed sources for selected country are then displayed in two Acrobat documents (PDF).