Our Activity

The LRMI is a non-profit organization, representing openness and publicity, delivers regular reports about local authorities. All these activities are going to support public control of micro and meso tier. LRMI is independent of any political party’s influence.

LRMI is seeking to provide researches in following topics:

  1. Local-government system, local democracy and local services, the monitoring of self-governments
  2. Analysis of regional developments
  3. Developing indicators and indexes for the analysis of local and regional authorities. Setting up new aggregate indicators for international benchmarking.
  4. Regular publications, public surveys and comparable data at national and international level. (quarter year – one year audit)
  5. Organizing of conferences, workshops, expert forums and symposiums.

Indicators and measured fields

  • Local governance / social inclusion – exclusion

    1. Key figures (appearance) of local democracy
    2. The involvement of Civilness and NGO-s in the decision-making
    3. The opportunities of ethnic minorities, migrants. The integrity of civic society
  • Local services – local authorities

    1. The number of services
    2. The accessibility of services
    3. The quality of services
  • Local finance

    1. Stability of finance
    2. Incomes
    3. Priorities of local governments
  • Degree of citizen-satisfactory

    1. Demographic change
    2. Trust and satisfaction of citizens
    3. Public support of local policy-making
  • Condition of local economy, local resources

    1. Change of citizen’s income and employment
    2. Change of company’s competitiveness
    3. Change of services of local-government’s (accessibility, quality)

With upon mentioned indicators LRMI is going to create a complex aggregate index, which indicates regional development. Regional audit index makes it possible to compare the activity of local authorities and their efficacy.

Local & Regional Monitoring Institute

LRMI Helyi Obszervatórium Tudományos Elemző és Tanácsadó Nonprofit Kft.

H-1021 Budapest, Labanc u. 53/c
Reg.Nr.: 01-09-891344 ♢ VAT-Ref.: HU14154061

Postal address
H-1539 Budapest, Box:581

+36 30 450 9511

"The immunities of townships, which have been obtained with so much difficulty, are least of all protected against the encroachments of the supreme power. They are unable to struggle, single-handed, against a strong and enterprising government, and they cannot defend themselves with success unless they are identified with the customs of the nation and supported by public opinion. Thus until the independence of townships is amalgamated with the manners of a people, it is easily destroyed; and it is only after a long existence in the laws that it can be thus amalgamated."
Alexis Tocqueville: De la démocracie en Amérique / Democracy in America