September 18, 2020     cib    

NALAS Statistical Brief: Local Government Finance Indicators in South-East Europe

To support data driven and informed policymaking and provide policy–makers, experts and practitioners with relevant, reliable and comparable data on local government finance NALAS has prepared the second edition of the Statistical Brief: Local Government Finance Indicators in South-East Europe. The brief provides both national and regional indicators, in a variety of formats suitable for different target audiences. The brief includes also comparisons with the EU and where possible the OECD. Additionally, the Brief provides also a baseline (2019) against which to measure the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on local finances in South-East Europe in future years. The statistical brief can be found here.

The Brief is developed by the NALAS Task Force on Fiscal Decentralization, inspired by the OECD’s publications on Key data for local and regional governments in the EU and the OECD countries.

Practical Guide: Establishing and Running a Training Centre

Do you work for or represent an association of local governments or an association of public utility companies? Do you wish to set up or further develop the training function of your Association? Do you aim to position your Training Centre at the top of the list of training providers in your country and beyond? If you answer is “Yes”, you are at the right place.

To support local government or public utility companies’ associations to further develop their training functions NALAS has prepared a practical Guide: Establishing and Running a Training Centre.

The Guide gives an overview of the necessary steps needed to perform to establish and run a Training Centre with a portfolio of high-quality capacity development services. The Guide shares some of the experiences of the Regional Capacity Development Network for Water and Sanitation Services (RCDN). offers plenty of examples, models, tools that you can learn from and further adapt, customise and use. The guide can be found here.


Practical Guide: How to become bulletproof online facilitator

As the coronavirus outbreak shutters businesses and disrupts everyday life for billions around the globe, massive annual conferences and meetings alike have moved online. The new format poses numerous technical and organizational challenges, but it also offers opportunities—for reaching wider audiences, reducing the carbon footprint of meeting travel, and improving diversity and equity.

Hence, to advance our skills and deliver successful webinars and meetings, NALAS has developed a Practical Guide and delivered a tailored Workshop for its member local government associations. Please refer to the attached agenda for more details about the content.