Publications

Our publications help local government professionals stay informed, learn from peers and experts, and develop their skills and expertise through in-depth analysis, research and insights on topics relevant to the sector.  Create a free LGIU website account to access exclusive content and sign up for our newsletters.

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Collection: Health and social care

This collection explores LGIU’s work on everything health and social care. With a range of trainings and events, briefings, articles and an in-depth paper from the LGIU’s local democracy research centre, this collection is your one-stop-shop for all things local health, well-being and care.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland

Collection: Food, agriculture and rural communities

This collection showcases a range of LGIU work exploring food, agriculture and rural communities. It has plenty of key resources to offer for staff and councillors in public services who aspire to drive and improve engagement and sustainability in rural and agricultural areas.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

Collection: Future technology

This collection showcases LGIU’s resources exploring technology and its future uses in society. In this collection you will find open content, member briefings and Global Local newsletters exploring both the opportunities and limitations technology presents, alongside an array of global case studies and best practice.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

Collection: Young people and their futures

This collection showcases a range of LGIU work exploring young people and their futures. It has plenty of key resources to offer for staff and councillors in public services who aspire to drive and improve young people’s education, mental health, future prospects and engagement with government and democracy.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

The Changing Role of the Monitoring Officer

This report from the LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre looks at the hugely important role of the monitoring officer in English local government and makes recommendations for changes to improve the status and effectiveness of the position.

England & Wales

Collection: Tackling inequalities

This collection brings together LGIU’s content on tackling inequalities at the local level. It presents resources across a range of different inequality topics including, gender, housing and homelessness, poverty, youth and health.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

A system wide analysis of local government finance in Italy

The LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre is exploring how local government is funded in different countries as part of ongoing work to develop new ideas and solutions to tackle long-standing problems. This report takes an in-depth look at the system in Italy.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

LGIU@40 Collection: Trust

Trust is a central theme of our LGIU@40 campaign about the future of local government. This collection of resources explores the issues and includes major research reports, articles, member-only briefings and our Global Local newsletter.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

Collection: Global budget coverage and analysis

This collection showcases a range of LGIU work on current and past budgets across England, Scotland, Ireland and Australia. It has plenty of key resources to offer for staff and councillors in public services looking into current budgets, the implications budgets have on local government, and budget trends over previous years.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

Collection: Indigenous Voice to Parliament

LGIU believes in the need for informed conversations and action, so we’ve developed this collection using a range of resources to help local government understand more about the Voice and its impact on local government.

Australia, Global