Explore local government country profiles

Select a country profile and explore:
  • Women’s representation at different levels of government;
  • Key legislative and executive bodies of government at national, state/regional, and local levels;
  • Local government organization, including: 
    • The composition of deliberative and executive bodies of local government; 
    • Electoral systems, type of quotas implemented and schedule of local elections; and
    • The national legal framework and highlights of constitutional and legislative provisions on local government.
The information presented is based on official statistics and a review of national legal frameworks on local governments, including the national constitution, local government or equivalent acts, electoral laws, parity laws and party laws. In countries with federal systems, state-level constitutions and legislations are also included, as indicated in each profile.
Check out a glossary of key terms and definitions on local government


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