Publications

We have an extensive catalogue of publications - research reports, long read articles, toolkits and best practice guidelines - that stem from our work with our member councils and other collaborations. Most publications are free to read and download as PDFs but you do need to be logged in to the website. Please sign in or set up an account if you don't already have one (this is free of charge). A few publications are for members only.

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Annual Review 2021

As the year draws to a close we look back at the highlights from LGIU’s work in our annual review of 2021.

England & Wales

Twelve briefings of Christmas

At LGIU, we are feeling the giving spirit this year and would like to showcase our most-popular briefings throughout 2021 with both members and followers. From 1st – 12th, you will find a new briefing every day in this virtual advent calendar. Access is only available for December – unless you’re a member of course.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa

Local government’s role in the epidemic of violence against women

The United Nations General Assembly has designated today (November 25) as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The important question is how can this translate into action at a global level? As local authority members know all too well, it all begins with action at a local level.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Scotland

Report: Exploring Economic and Enterprise Opportunities from Climate Action

This report by LGIU for the Eastern and Midlands Climate Action Regional Office (CARO) in Ireland utilises international case study work to explore the economic opportunities of climate action at a local level across the global stage,  drawing out practical lessons for local adaptation and mitigation efforts.

Global, Ireland

Bundle: Shaping a just transition to net zero

A just transition to net zero ensures environmental sustainability as well as decent work, social inclusion and poverty eradication. To end up with a just outcome, it’s also important to have a just process – making engagement and inclusivity in decision-making key. This bundle collates our content on the subject, including briefings, blogs, and case…

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

Bundle: Flood resilience and recovery

Severe flooding has hit communities around the globe this year, disrupting lives and livelihoods and causing lasting damage to infrastructure and housing. This bundle highlights innovative local government policy to prevent and manage flooding, tying into this week’s Global Local Recap.

Global

On the level: six principles to underpin the levelling up White Paper

Over the last two years the LGIU has published a series of briefings and research papers to try and clarify what levelling up will entail, whether it is a coherent policy and how local government can respond. This paper brings together this work to look at the opportunities levelling up offers and the risks it…

England & Wales