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  • 17-June-2010

    English

    OECD Territorial Reviews: Venice, Italy 2010

    This Review of Venice, Italy, offers a comprehensive assessment of the city-region’s economy and the extent to which its land use, labour market and environmental policies embrace a metropolitan vision. A new understanding of the provinces of Padua, Treviso and Venice as an interconnected city-region of 2.6 million people guides this study. Venice ranks as among the most dynamic and productive city-regions in the OECD, with high employment levels and growth rates. Though it has thrived on a model of small firms and industrial clusters, it is undergoing a deep economic transformation. Venice confronts growing environmental challenges as a result of rising traffic congestion and costly infrastructure pressures, exacerbated by sprawl. Demographics are also changing, due to ageing inhabitants, immigrant settlement and the rapid depopulation of the historic city of Venice.  

    This report offers a comparative analysis of these issues, utilising the OECD’s metropolitan database to benchmark productivity and growth. It draws on regional economics, urban planning, transportation studies and hydrology to throw light on the changes within the city-region. In light of planned inter-city rail extensions, the Review calls for programmes to increase economic synergies between Venice and its neighbours. It evaluates key tools for promoting economic growth and metropolitan governance and proposes enhanced co-ordination of land use policies, additional business development services for small and medium-sized businesses, and the enlargement of university-linked innovation. Given frequent flooding, the report appraises the quality of metropolitan water governance and Venice’s potential to become a powerful reference for climate change adaptation.

  • 15-June-2010

    English

    Release of the OECD-FAO Agriculture Outlook

    In his speech for the release of the OECD-FAO Agriculture Outlook in Rome, Italy, Angel Gurría said that the macroeconomic prospects underlying it are more favourable, supply response has been strong, stocks are healthier and most of the ad hoc restrictions on agricultural exports have been lifted.

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  • 15-June-2010

    English

    Why Commodity Market Volatility Matters for Developed Countries?

    In his remarks further to the release of the 2010 OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook in Rome, Italy, OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría noted that the OECD-FAO agricultural outlook has been pretty accurate in explaining the causes and consequences of past market shocks.

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  • 9-June-2010

    English

    Capacity building seminar: Local strategies for greening jobs and skills (Trento, Italy)

    "Greening the economy" is today one of the most pressing issues in OECD countries. This seminar reviewed the impact of climate change on local labour markets and studied the different tools and methods that can be used to help the transition to a greener local economy.

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  • 7-June-2010

    English

    OECD-Bank of Italy Symposium on Financial Literacy: Improving Financial Education Efficiency

    Discussions at this high-level event focused on financial literacy, behavioural economics and financial education and the importance of financial education in defined contribution pension schemes.

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  • 1-June-2010

    English

    OECD Territorial Reviews: Venice, Italy

    This Review of Venice, Italy, offers a comprehensive assessment of the city-region’s economy and the extent to which its land use, labour market and environmental policies embrace a metropolitan vision.

  • 5-May-2010

    English

    Review of the Italian National Civil Protection System

    Italy should enforce tougher restrictions on building in areas that risk earthquakes or forest fires and impose tougher sanctions on violations in the face of a growing threat of natural disasters due to climate change, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 4-mai-2010

    Français

    Una migliore regolamentazione per rafforzare le dinamiche dei mercati in Italia

    Presentazione in Roma del rapporto OCSE “Una migliore regolamentazione per rafforzare le dinamiche dei mercati”.

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  • 4-May-2010

    English

    OECD Reviews of Regulatory Reform - Italy: Better Regulation to Strengthen Market Dynamics

    This review presents a general picture of the overall regulatory reform frameworks in Italy, examining quality regulation, competition policy and professional services.

  • 4-May-2010

    English

    Review of the Italian national civil protection system

    Italy should enforce tougher restrictions on building in areas that risk earthquakes or forest fires and impose tougher sanctions on violations in the face of a growing threat of natural disasters due to climate change, according to the OECD Secretary-General presenting a new OECD report in Rome.

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