NOU 2023: 9

System of Generalist Municipalities

The Norwegian government appointed by royal decree in October 2020 a committee with the assignment to assess how the municipal system works, and to consider alternatives to this system. The committee delivered its Official Norwegian Report (NOU 2023: 9) to the government in March 2023. The Committee believes that there is a need for measures to strengthen the municipalities' prerequisites and ability to fulfil their statutory task responsibilities and to make them better equipped to face future challenges. The Committee is of the opinion that it is not one measure that will solve the challenges for all municipalities, but that multiple measures need to be implemented. Three of the chapters of the report are translated: