Commonwealth Local Government Forum

Sharing policy and practice

CLGF promotes the exchange of experience and information between spheres of government and with partner organisations who work with local government to:

  • promote greater understanding of local government trends
  • share experience, innovation and good practice
  • help member local authorities to deliver better services and governance
  • develop policy recommendations.

It does this through:

  • conferences and events, including the bi-ennial Commonwealth local government conference
  • workshops and practitioner meetings
  • the Commonwealth Local Government Handbook, a reference guide to local government in the Commonwealth, which includes country profiles of the local government systems in all the countries of the Commonwealth
  • publications including research publications, including the Commonwealth e-journal of local governance and research reports on specific local government issues
  • policy topic guides and briefings
  • case studies
  • the CLGF website and knowledge hub.

CLGF networks

CLGF also has a number of knowledge sharing networks including

Key thematic areas

Local economic development

Local government finance

Local government policy

Local gov finance

CLGF's policies and work on local government finance.


Our publications

CLGF Bulletin

The CLGF Bulletin is CLGF's magazine published twice a year


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