Publications & Documents

  • 8-février-2013


    Examens de l'OCDE sur l'innovation régionale : Wallonie, Belgique 2012

    Cet ouvrage examine l'innovation régionale en Wallonie, Belgique, en regardant son rôle dans l'économie, sa gouvernance et le contexte politique et des stratégies régionales de croissance axée sur l'innovation.

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  • 8-January-2013


    Making Water Reform Happen in Mexico

    The report provides evidence-based assessment and policy recommendations in support of Mexico’s water reform. It analyses implementation bottlenecks and identifies good practices in four key areas considered as essential drivers for change in the water sector of Mexico: multi-level and river basin governance; economic efficiency and financial sustainability; and regulatory functions for water supply and sanitation.

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  • 18-December-2012

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    Metropolitan Areas database speadsheet

    Metropolitan Areas database speadsheet

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  • 6-December-2012


    Promoting Growth in All Regions

    Is growth possible in all OECD regions? Evidence suggests that it is. This report argues that helping underdeveloped regions to catch up with more developed ones will have a positive impact on a country’s national growth overall, and that such growth helps to build a fairer society, in which no region’s citizens are left behind.

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  • 11-October-2012


    Linking Renewable Energy to Rural Development

    This new publication looks at how renewable energy can bring the greatest benefits to host regions.

  • 4-October-2012


    Financing Green Urban Infrastructure

    This paper presents an overview of practices and challenges related to financing green sustainable cities. Cities are essential actors in stimulating green infrastructure; and urban finance is one of the promising ways in which this can be achieved. Cities are key investors in infrastructure with green potential, such as buildings, transport, water and waste.

  • 28-September-2012


    OECD eXplorer

    With the OECD eXplorer, define yourself your selection among the wealth of indicators provided by the OECD Regional databases, and choose the visualisation that suits the best to highlight your findings.

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  • 11-September-2012


    Building Resilient Regions after a Natural Disaster

    This publication is the follow-up to the forum held in March 2012. It offers proposals to counter the effects of the earthquake shock, to secure the sustainability of the local economy.

  • 17-August-2012


    OECD Territorial Reviews: The Chicago Tri-State Metropolitan Area, United States 2012

    The OECD Territorial Review of the Chicago Tri-State metropolitan area, the first of its kind conducted by the OECD in the United States, assesses the region’s capacity to contribute effectively to regional and national economic performance and quality of life. The Review focuses on four thematic policy issues: i) the effectiveness and coordination of workforce development programmes in the Chicago Tri-State metro-region; ii) the metro-region’s capacity for innovation; iii) its role as a major centre for logistics in North America; and (iv) its capacity to encourage green growth over the long term. The review also focuses on the state of region-wide institutional collaboration and offers a vision for effective tri-state region-wide stakeholder engagement.  
  • 13-June-2012


    Compact City Policies - A Comparative Assessment

    This book examines the concept of the compact city and the implication of the current urban context for compact city policies. It explores their potential outcomes, particularly in terms of how it can contribute to Green Growth and looks at developing indicators to monitor compact city and track policy performance. It reviews compact city policies currently being implemented across the OECD in relation to the pursuit of Green Growth objectives and provides ideas to achieve better outcomes. And it assesses the key governance challenges faced by decision-makers as they seek to implement practical compact city strategies. This report is thus intended as “food for thought” for national, sub-national and municipal governments as they seek to address their economic and environmental challenges through the development and implementation of spatial strategies in pursuit of Green Growth objectives. It also illustrates best practices (which present key elements of successful compact city policies) based on empirical evidence that can be shared across OECD member countries.

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