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International local government news 11.06.24

Here are the latest newsworthy and interesting stories from the local government sector that caught our attention. In this round-up of what’s happening right now in the world of local government, you’ll find best practices, inspiration, and more from across the sector.


Improving life chances: Case studies and resources for local government

Curated case studies and news from around the globe highlighting some of the innovative ways municipalities are improving life prospects, health outcomes, and life expectancy, plus the best and most practical reports on the topic. Examples this week come from Mexico, the UK, and the U.S.


Top takeaways from the Liberal Democrats manifesto launch

This article outlines the LGIU’s topline takeaways from today’s Liberal Democrat manifesto launch in relation to the implications it holds for the local government sector.

England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland

5 Key insights from our Global Local Executive Panel on sustainable housing

Our recent Global Local Executive Panel on sustainable & affordable housing emphasized the importance of innovative financing, community engagement, regional nuances, strong leadership, and cross-border collaboration in creating sustainable, inclusive communities worldwide.

England & Wales, Scotland

What a general election means for administrators: launching our new research

Dr Greg Stride from the LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre explores what the UK snap general election means for administrators and outlines the launch of our latest research plans – to survey all administrators after the general election and investigate their experience of running back-to-back elections.

England & Wales, Scotland

Bringing LGIU to Rural Victoria

LGIU’s Head of International Operations, Hannah Muirhead, shares thoughts on an exciting new partnership with Rural Councils Victoria to bring LGIU access to all of their members.

Australia Blog Post