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Subnational government in the Western Balkans

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Prorok, Thomas
Schantl, Alexandra
Hochholdinger, Nikola
European governance

The OECD SIGMA report “Subnational Government in the Western Balkan” is now available. KDZ contributed to the report significantly in the chapters comparing the local government structures, finances and fiscal equalization systems of the six Western Balkan countries. One finding is that a trend towards greater decentralisation and strengthening of local autonomy, as established in the European Charter of Local Self-Government ratified by all Western Balkan economies, can be clearly identified. But the overlap of competences between the state administration and the local government is an important issue.


Kelmend Zajazi
Kelmend Zajazi | Executive Director of NALAS
The long-term cooperation with KDZ means a lot to us at NALAS. In KDZ we found a peer that fully understands who we are.
Isabelle Verschuren | Federal Public Service Policy and Support (BOSA), CAF correspondent of Belgium
In the last years Belgium has planned and organised many different CAF activities (e.g. CAF training, Certification of CAF label) together with KDZ.
Josep Medrano | Director of Strategic Planning and Taxation, City of Barcelona
For the City of Barcelona, the collaboration with KDZ through the European "Cities for Sustainable Public Finances (CSPF)" has reached a qualitative advance.


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