In the current difficult economic environment, regions are important centres of gravity in a country’s economy. Their comparative advantages, endowments and overall dynamism can be powerful sources of growth and prosperity nation-wide, said OECD Secretary-General.
Ces Perspectives régionales ont pour principal objet d’analyser en quoi les politiques régionales peuvent contribuer aux résultats d’ensemble sur le plan des objectifs de croissance économique, tout en englobant des considérations liées à l’équité et à l’écologie.
With 22% of the national population (11.2 million inhabitants), the Gauteng city-region is the largest and richest region in South Africa, contributing to one-third of national GDP. The area encompasses a series of connected cities, including Johannesburg and the national capital of Tshwane (formerly Pretoria), that function as a single, integrated region. Gauteng has been South Africa’s growth engine: for every additional 1%
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This is the executive summary of the report Water Governance in OECD countries: a Multi-Level Approach.
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Executive summary of the publication "Making the most of public investment: Lessons from the crisis".
This publication gives a comparative overview of lessons that can be drawn from the financial crisis followed by a section covering a selection of country cases (Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Korea, Spain, Sweden and the United States).
This comprehensive review of urban policy in Poland looks at the urban system and the challenges it faces, national policies for urban development in Poland, and adapting governance for a national urban policy agenda.
This review addresses the needs of national and regional governments for greater clarity on how to strengthen the innovation capacity of regions to boost national performance. It is part of wider OECD work on regional development and supports the OECD Innovation Strategy.
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Urban development addresses current issues such as global warming, poverty and exclusion and encourages the benefits of agglomeration by providing collective public goods.
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This is a summary of rural development goals.