Public Finance and Federalism


projects implemented 2021

System of Financial equalization and Federalism

Our work contributes to a balanced and progressive financial equalization. Our particular concerns are:

  • Increasing transparency in financial equalization: We bring light in the complex financing relationships and functionalities of the financial equalization system.
  • Analyses of the system of financial equalization: We reveal potential for improvement of the areas of the financial equalization system.  We analyse the financial equalization system from a financial and governance perspective.
  • We create reform models for the further development of the system and process of financial equalization.
  • Federalism reform: In addition to the financing side, the distribution of tasks in federalism must be further developed.
References (german)

Transparent & modern public finances

With the focus on transparency and further development of public finances, we contribute to better governance in the public sector. Our focal points:

  • Publication municipal finances: With the online platform we have set a standard for transparent municipal finances.
  • Analyses of the financial situation: We publish annual reports of Austrian finances (Stadtdialog/City Dialogue).
  • Recommendations for sustainable public finances: We help to ensure the long-term stability of municipal finances and the budgets of the federal and provincial governments.
  • Planning and analysis instruments: We support municipalities with budgetary planning and analysis instruments via the platform
  • Budget and accounting: We support federal, provincial, and local governments in the further development of budgeting and accounting systems.
References (german)

Financing and managing public services

We are committed to up-to-date governance processes and structures. Our focus lies on multi-level governacne, especially in those areas that are performed jointly by the federal, state, and local governments.

Our services
  • Financing and managing public services (e.g. public transport, education, care, climate protection)
  • Further development of multi-level governance
  • Development of new government models (e.g. city regions, intermunicipal cooperation)
  • Modernizing federalism based on new governance aspects
References (german)

Peter Biwald
Mag. Peter Biwald - Managing director
Knowledge is the basis of our success.
Thomas Prorok
Thomas Prorok - Deputy Managing Director
In the book "Transforming Public Administration with CAF" we bring together more than 30 international authors who describe their experience with CAF.
Bgm. Michael Ludwig - Stadt Wien
Mayor Michael Ludwig - at the conference "Towards European Integration with SDGs"
The Sustainable Development Goals are the way to go. And this way leads to European integration.


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Public Management Consulting

Our focus

  • Financial Management and VRV 2015
  • Organisational and Administrative Development
  • Control and Management Systems
  • Citizens and Customer Service
  • Strategy and Innovation Development
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European Governance and Urban Policy

Our focus

  • International Know How Exchange and Capacity Building
  • Urban Policy in Europe
  • CAF-Centre and Reform of Public Administration
  • Open Data
  • Knowledge Management and Networking