International local government

January 9, 2017

We're looking at local governments around the world. How are local authorities in other countries - from Canada to Australia - coping with financial pressure? What can we learn from how services are delivered across the globe?

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A day in the life

November 23, 2016

Over the next few weeks, we’re shining some light on the responsibilities, challenges, aspirations and achievements of councillors and officers in Scottish local government. This series explores the changing face of local democracy – and showcases examples of how public engagement can greatly benefit our communities. Read the series so far: Briefing: A…

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Back to school

July 29, 2016

In August, children around the country began to go back to school. We released briefings and blogs on education, children and related topics. Evidence-based Family Policy: Combining evidence, values, and rules to make good decisions Delivering Excellence and Equity in Scottish Education: Implications for Local Authorities Children with Additional Support…

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What makes a place liveable?

May 27, 2016

How do you make a place somewhere that people want to live? What features make one place more attractive than other? In June, we explored how councils and their partners can make a city, town or area somewhere that people want to live. Read our briefings and blogs on: Active cities Place-based health…

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