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  • 19-April-2012

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    Credit crunch squeezing entrepreneurs and small businesses more than big firms

    Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) requesting loans between 2007 and 2010 faced higher interest rates than for large companies. Loan conditions for SMEs included shortened maturities and increased demands for collateral, suggesting that banks considered smaller firms to be a higher risk.

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  • 13-April-2012

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    OECD Territorial Reviews: Chihuahua, Mexico 2012

    Located at the border with the US, Chihuahua has benefited from FDI and NAFTA. Chihuahua has been one of the richest regions in Mexico and one of the most dynamic in the OECD. However, the region’s FDI-trade link with the USA has also led to some vulnerability to external shocks. The two crises affecting the USA in the past decade affected Chihuahua more than any other state. Despite recent progress in the quality of education, other structural challenges such as lower productivity growth, high inactivity rates and dwindling employment rates have been factors in Chihuahua’s sluggish growth. Chihuahua not only displays large intra-regional and gender inequalities, but also the largest inter-ethnic inequality levels in the country. Chihuahua can gain from a territorial approach to policymaking that integrates sectoral policies, fostering value-added in rural activities, better linking SME-development and FDI-attraction policies, as well as between innovation capacities and applications. The region could also strengthen their recent inclusive governance arrangement with civil society and the private sector.  Growth and development can only be possible if the current challenges in insecurity, water shortage and public finance are addressed.
  • 13-April-2012

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    OECD Territorial Reviews: Chihuahua, Mexico

    This book examines the gains that might be made by a territorial approach to policymaking that integrates sectoral policies, fosters value-added in rural activities, and links SME-development and FDI-attraction policies as well as innovation capacities and applications.

  • 12-April-2012

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    A Joint OECD / G20 GPFI Special Event on SME Finance

    On the occasion of the 41st Session of the Working Party on SMEs and Entrepreneurship (WPSMEE), the OECD and the G20 are organising a special event on SME finance.

  • 4-April-2012

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    Water Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean (working paper)

    This paper is part of the regional development working paper series covering water governance in Latin America and the Carribbean (LAC) countries.

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  • 30-March-2012

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    Study visit: Delegation of the Chinese Enterprises Research Institute and the Chinese Development Bank (Trento, Italy)

    A high level delegation from the Chinese Development Research Center (DRC) and the China Development Bank (CDB) visited the OECD LEED Trento Centre on Friday 30th of March 2012.

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  • 29-March-2012

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    OECD Territorial Reviews: Småland-Blekinge, Sweden

    The review presents an overview of recent trends, regional policies and governance arrangements of the region, made up of four counties in South-East Sweden: Jönköping, Kronoberg, Kalmar, Blekinge.

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  • 28-March-2012

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    Capacity building seminar: Designing and implementing E-government policies - The case of the Palestinian Authority (Trento, Italy)

    This capacity building seminar was co-organised by the MENA-OECD Governance Programme, within the context of the MENA-OECD Initiative to Support the Palestinian Authority, and the OECD LEED Trento Centre for Local Development.

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  • 28-March-2012

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  • 26-March-2012

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    Understanding Growth in Different Types of Regions

    This conference offers a timely opportunity to rethink the approach to regional growth and define new strategic directions for regional policy.

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