Topic: Democracy, devolution and governance

Making sure that citizens have a voice through strong and vibrant local institutions.


In brief: Community engagement through tech

Our free version of the Global Local edition on community engagement. LGIU corporate members and Global Local subscribers can see the full edition here.


Scotland Programme for Government 2022/23 — Highlights for Councils

On September 6, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the Scottish Government’s new Programme for Government (PfG) 2022-2023. This briefing will summarise key points of this announcement and highlight the parts most relevant to local government and public services.

Scotland Briefing

A First Nations Voice to Parliament: Local Government’s role

The call for a First Nations Voice to the Australian Parliament has a long history. This is the first of separate policy briefings for each of the three key elements of the Uluru Statement from the Heart. It outlines the history, why the First Nations Voice is the first of the three elements in the…

Australia Briefing
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An inter-governmental deal on better cities: principles for partnership

SGS Economics and Planning (SGS) and the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) recently brought together a panel of experts at the Shine Dome in Canberra to explore what principles should guide a genuine partnership between the Commonwealth, the states, territories, and local governments to plan and deliver better cities. This briefing provides a summary.

Australia Briefing

Oireachtas Review – September 2022

The Oireachtas returns for what could be a difficult Autumn session with the cost-of-living crisis and the increasing cost of energy, in particular, a major concern. In the following briefing, we examine the major legislation that went through the Oireachtas in July 2022.

Ireland Briefing
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Fact or Fake? Tackling misinformation and disinformation

This briefing aims to support local authorities in establishing proactive measures to combat misinformation and disinformation and in the development of trusted, positive counter-narratives. It will be of interest to all councillors, senior leaders and communication professionals working in local authorities in developing strategies to counter misinformation and disinformation.

England & Wales, Global Briefing