This report examines the Netherland’s new Metropolitan Region of Rotterdam-The Hague (MRDH), drawing on lessons from governance reforms in other OECD countries and identifying how the MRDH experience could benefit policy makers beyond Dutch borders. Long in search of ways to strengthen urban areas, the Dutch government has recently undertaken the development of a National Urban Agenda known as Agenda Stad, in parallel to a series of broad institutional reforms. This included abolishing the country’s traditional eight city-regions, which led Rotterdam, The Hague and 21 smaller neighbouring cities to form the Metropolitan Region of Rotterdam-The Hague (Metropoolregio Rotterdam Den Haag, or MRDH). This report analyses the emergence of the MRDH both as a geographical area that spans 23 municipalities in the southern Randstad region and as a new metropolitan authority with transport and economic development responsibilities. One of the challenges the MRDH faces is how to bring the economies of Rotterdam and The Hague closer together while generating growth and well-being.
The Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) is a standard statistical framework and the main tool for the economic measurement of tourism.
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The purpose of a Tourism Satellite Account is to analyse in detail all the aspects of demand for goods and services associated with the activity of visitors; to observe the operational interface with the supply of such goods and services within the economy; and to describe how this supply interacts with other economic activities.
The OECD LEED Trento Centre is pleased to announce a call for internship applications. Deadline for applications: January 14th, 2016 at 6.00 p.m. (Italian time).
The project will identify the policy levers and instruments that can be helpful in the design of strategies to accompany the transition to older local labour markets, and identify how national policy frameworks can best support these transformations.
This is the newsletter of the OECD LEED Programme.
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In this guidance note, we will focus on those factors influencing entrepreneurial education, which can be shaped by the school, that is, educational design, learning environments, the role of the teacher, and the school's collaboration with its surrounding environment.
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This Guidance Notes is addressed to policy makers, who work with schools on the introduction and expansion of entrepreneurial learning. The note is organised in three parts. It starts with a general presentation of the rationale for and several approaches on develop entrepreneurial competencies in general, and skills for entrepreneurship.
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the 2015 expert meeting on “Better Connecting the Skills System to the World of Work,” was jointly organised by the Kingdom of Cambodia’s Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, the OECD, and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
The Regional Development Policy Division was honoured to have been selected by the Regional Studies Association (RSA) to receive the Institutional Ambassador Award 2015 on 18 November. The award is in recognition of the high calibre of reports and measurement tools produced by the Regional Development Policy Committee and its supporting Working Parties.