CLGF's work programme includes a programme of research and information focusing on local government reform and innovative practices in Commonwealth countries.
This work has resulted in a series of research publications and case studies, and regular publications such as CLGF e-news, the Commonwealth e-journal of local governance and the Commonwealth Local Government Handbook.
The Commonwealth Local Government Handbook is published every two years, the most recent 2011/12 edition was published in march 2011 and is available for purchase from CLGF or through the Commowealth Secretariat publications section Commonwealth Local Government Handbook 2011/12.
The Handbook contains profiles of the systems of local government in all the countries of the Commonwealth, drawing on the expertise of CLGF members in different regions. These profiles can be downloaded individually, country by country from this website. Please note that if you are using the profiles for training or other purposes, please acknowledge that the information is copyright of CLGF.
The country profiles also contain references to relevant CLGF project work and case studies, and has a section where information will be updated when there have been elections or legislative changes since the publication of the Handbook.