Topics Municipal government

Constitute topics are built from the variables in the Comparative Constitutions Project’s dataset, which captures the content of world constitutions. The particular variables relevant to this topic are listed below, in the form of survey questions.

More information about the CCP’s research design is available here, including background information on how the team designed the inventory of constitutional topics as well as the full coding survey


Establishes the organs of municipal or local government, and their competencies.




counties; districts; local government

Survey Questions

  • What organs are included in the local/municipal government?
  • Is local/municipal government given the power to tax?
  • Does the constitution specify a plan for revenue sharing between the national government and the municipal units?
  • What are the criteria used to determine the share of revenue distributed to the municipal/local government?
  • Are there any additional powers given to local/municipal government besides those already mentioned?
  • Are any members of local or municipal government elected by popular election?