Intergovernmental Agreements

Detailed commitments of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) may be recorded through intergovernmental agreements or declarations of cooperation. An intergovernmental agreement (IGA) refers to any agreement that includes or is entered into between two or more governments in cooperation to resolve problems of mutual interest. Intergovernmental agreements may be concluded between or between a wide range of public or quasi-public authorities. Governments use GAs for cooperative planning, development assessment, resource sharing, joint planning commissions, building inspection services and more. The Northern Australia Indigenous Development Agreement (Agreement) is an intergovernmental agreement to develop indigenous economic development as a critical part of the Northern Development Agenda. The Agreement recognizes that indigenous participation in the economy is essential to the full realization of the development of Northern Australia and provides a framework for governments to cooperate and individually promote the economic development of indigenous people in northern Australia. The IGA Global Summary provides a summary of all countries with substantive agreements or agreements directly consistent with updates published in the U.S. Treasury`s FATCA Resource Center. For more information on other intergovernmental agreements, see below. Planning for Growth: Colorado`s Intergovernmental Agreements are a manual for civil servants and local officials who are considering cooperative planning and, in particular, intergovernmental agreements (IGU). . . .