KOSTRA (Local governments-State-Reporting)

Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government

Publisher Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development

KOSTRA (Local governments-State-Reporting) is a national information system that provides information on the use of resources by the municipal and county authorities.

KOSTRA (Local governments-State-Reporting) is a national information system that provides information on the use of resources by the municipal and county authorities.
The system is based on consecutive data records and annual reports to Statistics Norway by local authorities. The data is containing financial data and data on service provision. Statistics Norway compiles these data together with other data, such as population figures, and generates key figures for priorities, coverage rates and productivity/efficiency regarding public services. The key indicators are published on the Internet in a format that makes it possible to compare resource use by similar municipalities. The comparisons assist local authorities in identifying areas where resources can be used more effectively.

Read more about KOSTRA on Statistics Norway's (SSB) homepage.