In 2013, Sweden accepted over 33,000 refugees, but the number of refugees accepted by each municipality varies greatly. The northern municipality Sorsele took on 25 refugees per 1,000 inhabitants whereas the southern municipality Vellinge accepted only one.
Integration Minister Erik Ullenhag says that the situation has improved, but that some municipalities still need a push.
"It's is not right to see municipalities with a healthy labour market not take responsibility and accept refugees," Ullenhag says.
The two appointed co-ordinators have been named as the former mayor of Uppsala, Gunnar Hedberg, of the conservative Moderate Party and Social Democrat Lars Stjernkvist, mayor of Norrköping.