The aim of the research is to assess convergence processes of a social-economic security indicator in Latvian municipalities and its components in the period 2011–2015, calculated as an integral indicator on the basis of primary statistical indicators. The relevance of the research is determined by the fact that social-economic security establishes not only the sustainable economic development of the country as a whole, but also the state of protection from internal and external threats. Municipalities, implementing their autonomous functions, are primary guarantors of social-economic security of the people. The convergence of social-economic security of municipalities implies the process of their convergence in time according to the values of the level of social-economic security.
The paper is devoted to the empiric assessment of social-economic security of administrative areas in Latvian municipalities. A generalized integral index of social-economic development of the territory of municipalities has been elaborated. This index was used to carry out the assessment of the level of social-economic security of Latvian municipalities in 2011 and in 2015 in order to identify priorities for the strategy of social-economic security.
Social-economic security – is a basic need, both in the life of an individual, household, and in various associations of people, society and state in common. Security serves as the main condition of life of people in a certain area, that reflects as a more equal distribution of the benefits, as an economic efficiency, a a social-economic stability and security. Municipalities, realizing their specific functions, serves as primary guarantee of social-economic security of the population. Article discusses methodological aspects of the assessment of social-economic security of the state in common, as well as administrative territories of local government in particular. Article deals also with statistical indicators of social-economic security at the local level. Authors has generalized an integral indicator of social-economic development of the municipalities, that helped to estimate the level of social-economic security in the territories of municipalities in Latvia.