Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, was in Mexico City on 14 and 15 November 2013 to attend the International Forum "Public Policies on Employment and Social Protection", where he delivered closing remarks and met with several Labour Ministers on the sidelines of the Forum.
Encompassing 39 municipalities in two states, Puebla-Tlaxcala is the fourth-largest metropolitan zone in Mexico. Over the past five decades, the region has successfully attracted major national and international firms, building its reputation as both a manufacturing hub specialising in auto production and one of Mexico’s most important centres of higher education. Yet it also faces important challenges. Compared to other large Mexican metropolitan zones, Puebla-Tlaxcala has a disproportionate share of individuals with low skills, which could represent a bottleneck to future growth. Urban sprawl is another challenge with important economic, environmental and social consequences. Puebla-Tlaxcala's urban footprint expanded nearly eight times faster than its population over the past three decades, contributing to inadequate service provision and high levels of social marginalisation, particularly in the metropolitan periphery. To ensure that the region remains competitive and grows sustainably over the long term, this review recommends (i) improving workforce and economic development outcomes, particularly by raising the level of low-skilled workers; (ii) guiding urban growth more effectively to tackle urban sprawl and improve serve delivery; (iii) and addressing governance challenges by building capacity in the public sector and transitioning to forms of metropolitan governance.
Après une décennie de croissance relativement soutenue, l’Amérique latine aborde une zone de turbulences sur fond de fléchissement des échanges, de modération du prix des matières premières et d’incertitude croissante liée à l’environnement financier extérieur, selon la dernière édition des Perspectives économiques de l’Amérique latine.
The global scenario is less benign for the region due to a downturn in global trade, a decline in commodity prices and increased uncertainty surrounding external financing, says the new Latin American Economic Outlook.
The OECD and the Municipality of San Luis Potosí in Mexico launched a programme to improve municipal formalities according to the OECD Guide.
This workshop served to discuss how benchmarking and measuring regulatory performance can help advance a regulatory policy at the sub-national level.
This book suggests strategies for building an education model that could inspire other Mexican states and fuel federal reform efforts.
Esta guía proporciona recomendaciones concretas de reformas de alto impacto que pueden ser implementadas en el corto plazo.
This Guide provides concrete recommendations of high impact reforms that can be implemented in the short term in Mexico.
The OECD and Mexico’s Ministry of Economy are carrying out a regulatory reform programme to improve the competitiveness of its states. Multi-level regulatory governance is an important component of the regulatory reform agenda.