Reporting for local governments is mandated and complicated. Tangelo offers a simple way to create and publish budgets and annual reports, but there’s more to Planning and Control. With the help of Tangelo’s reporting software, Impact Information Management offers a complete solution for Planning and Control, streamlining the collection and organization of data, and then the publication of budgets and annual reports. All of this makes it easier to inform and communicate with their constituents.
Across the world, local governments are the backbone of a country. No two are really the same. In Australia, local governments, or councils, form the third tier of government, below federal and states or territories. New Zealand's regions, cities, and districts serve as local authorities, the second tier of government in the country. The Netherlands has provinces, councils, or gemeenten, and also water boards (waterschappen and hoogheemraadschappen), due to the country's emphasis on water management.
One thing they all share is their Planning and Control cycle. Each government plans and budgets for coming years, and then monitors and controls spending.
They will then publish budgets and annual reports every year, informing the community (constituents) about operations, activities, and achievements. Reporting must be open and transparent, outlining goals, initiatives, and financial plans. Overall, these reports serve as a concrete way for local governments to demonstrate their accountability to constituents.