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View reports relating to a review of higher education institution support of regional development. These reports focus on Atlantic Canada.
"Competitive Regional Clusters: National Policy Approaches" analyses the objectives, targeting, instruments and inter-governmental role sharing used by 26 programmes in 14 OECD countries.
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The focus of the project is on the interaction between HEIs and recognised regions in terms of national administration. It is therefore anticipated that the participants will be HEIs, the regions with which they have some history of joint working, and public authorities responsible for territorial and higher education development at the national and sub-national scale. Ideally the region would include more than one HEI in order to
Today the battle for talent is as important as the battle for capital. In the knowledge economy, skilled migrants can offer a significant comparative advantage to local economies. Unskilled migrants are also in demand, particularly where demographic...
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This note summarizes the main characteristics of the Canada's education system. The full edition “Education at a Glance: OECD indicators 2006” provides a comparable and up-to-date array of education indicators enabling countries to see themselves in the light of other countries' performance.
This site contains a list of key references on Canada. The documentary database includes documents on partnership and local governance that have been published by governments, universities and other organisations.
The Blue Sky II Forum in Ottawa on 25-27 September 2006 will examine new areas for indicator development and set a broad agenda for future work on science, technology and innovation (STI) indicators.
Economic performance has been solid and macroeconomic policies are appropriate. The key challenges will be to improve productivity growth and ensure the sustainability of financial arrangements within the federation and of social policy in the context of an ageing resource-based economy.
Explores the success of major innovation and entrepreneurship clusters in OECD countries, the challenges they now face in sustaining their positions and the lessons for other places seeking to build successful clusters.
Skills are key to a better job and a better life. Yet acquiring them is often most difficult for the people who need them most: those trapped in low-paid jobs with hard working conditions. The result is an imbalanced labour market...