OECD multi-level governance studies is a new monograph series, published by the OECD.
The first title in this series, published on April 1, 2016, is entitled "Making the most of public investments in the Eastern Slovak Republic.
Governments at all levels are increasingly required to do more and better with less. They are searching for solutions to improve the quality of public services, the effectiveness of public investment and the fiscal sustainability of public finances.
Doing business is a database that provides effective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 189 economies.
It looks at domestic small and medium-size companies and measures the regulations applying to them through their life cycle.
It also offers detailed subnational reports which covers business regulation and reform in different cities and regions.
Users can find data on the ease of doing business, ranks of each location and reform recommendations.
(Source: World Bank Group)
Quality of life in European Cities is a report based on a survey and published by the European Union (EU) in 2015.
For this survey more than 40,000 people were interviewed in 79 cities and in 4 greater cities, allowing comparisons with previous surveys. This survey has quite a unique focus on quality of life. People rated the quality of services such as education, cultural and sport facilities as well as public transport and administrative services.
People are also asked which mode of transport they use most frequently, whether they agree or disagree with statements on urban safety, air and noise pollution and whether migration is perceived as an asset.
Some findings give a positive picture of our European cities and demonstrate improvements. For example, in Budapest and in Cracow, there has been an increase of 20% of those who have a positive perception of public transport in their city, compared to 2012.