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Webinar on Local Governments and COVID-19 crisis


Date: 23.04.2020 Thursday
Time: 15H00 - 17:00 (CEST)

The United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), in collaboration with the Global Fund for Cities Development (FMDV) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and in partnership with Metropolis and UN-Habitat, is organising a Live Learning Experience on financing solutions for local and regional governments and their partners in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.


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Past events

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The Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum

The World Observatory on Subnational Government Finance and Investment at the 10th Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF)

Date: February 11, 2020
Time: 09:00 – 10:00 (CET)

Location: Abu Dhabi Exhibition Center, Room B, Voices from Cities

A session will be organised on the World Observatory on Subnational Government Finance and Investment to present the key findings of the Observatory's 2019 Report and highlight the relevance of this instrument to inform international dialogue, public debate and decision making at all levels to make fiscal decentralisation work in support of the implementation of the Sustainble Development Goals (SDGs) and the New Urban Agenda.


Rudiger Ahrend, Head of Economic Analysis, Statistics and Multi-level Governance, OECD

Christel Alvergne, Regional Coordinator West and Central Africa, UNCDF

Frédéric Audras, Head of Division, Urban Development, Planning and Housing, AFD


Serge Allou, Special Advisor, Local Finance, UCLG


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Webinar organised by DeLoG on SNG-WOFI 

Date: November 28th, 2019

Speakers: Isabelle Chatry, OECD Senior Policy Analyst; Serge Allou, UCLG Special Advisor

The Development Partners Network on Decentralisation and Local Governance (DeLoG) conducted a webinar on Local Finance, focussing on the World Observatory on Subnational Government Finance and Investment and highlighting use and usefulness for management and practitioners in international cooperation.


Listen the recording and watch the presentations of the webinar held on 28 November 2019.




First SNG-WOFI International Conference

17 June, 2019

First International Conference of the World Observatory on Subnational Government Finance and Investment

Towards a global understanding of multilevel governance and finance systems 

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Paris, France

World Observatory Steering Committee Meetings

The Second Steering Commitee Meeting

17 December, 2018

Paris, France

The Second Steering Committee was held on 17 December 2018 to review the initiative’s progress in its first year. Check out the agenda, photos and proceedings for further details.  



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The First Steering Commitee Meeting

17 November, 2017

Paris, France

The first meeting of the Steering Committee, held in Paris on 17 November 2017 at the OECD Conference Centre officially launched the Observatory. This meeting brought together almost 50 participants to reflect on and initiate a multi-level approach to collecting, analysing and disseminating information on subnational finance and investment.



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