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  • 15-October-2015


    OECD Territorial Reviews: Valle de México, Mexico

    This review finds that while Mexico has taken important steps in addressing the urban challenges in the Valle de México, Mexico’s largest metropolitan area, there is a need for major metropolitan governance reform.  Serious urban governance failings are inhibiting adequate responses to critical urban development priorities - regeneration, access to adequate housing, reliable and safe public transport, and environmental protection. Several measures are currently being implemented. However, these tools and reforms will not produce the desired solutions to urban problems in the absence of metropolitan thinking, strategic regional planning, and improved co-ordination and collaboration across levels of government.

  • 14-October-2015


    Publication Launch - Measuring Well-being in Mexican States

    Improvements in health, access to basic services and housing have contributed most to raising standards of living of Mexicans over the past 15 years but further advances are needed to bring well-being indicators closer to the average of OECD countries, according to this report.

  • 12-October-2015


    OECD Review of Fisheries: Policies and Summary Statistics 2015

    The OECD Review of Fisheries provides information on developments in policies and activities in the fishing and aquaculture sectors of OECD countries and participating economies, mainly for the period 2012-13. This year’s edition includes Argentina, the People's Republic of China, Chinese Taipei, Indonesia and Latvia.

    Part I overviews the activities in the sector and includes a chapter containing two-page snapshots outlining country summary statistics and key developments in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors. Additional country-level data and detail on institutional and policy backgrounds, based on contributions by participating countries and economies, are provided in the electronic version of this report.

  • 7-October-2015


    7th annual expert meeting of the initiative on Employment and Skills Strategies in Southeast Asia (ESSSA)

    7th annual expert meeting of the initiative on Employment and Skills Strategies in Southeast Asia (ESSSA) and GIZ/ RECOTVET Policy Dialogue - 7-8 October, 2015 - Sokha Angkor Resort, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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  • 7-October-2015


    Creating Incentives for Greener Products - A Policy Manual for Eastern Partnership Countries

    The European Union’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) struggle with environmental challenges related to the consumption and end-of-life management of many harmful products. This policy manual considers the potential use and implementation of four categories of product-related economic instruments to address some of these challenges: product taxes, tax differentiation based on environmental factors, deposit-refund systems and extended producer responsibility (EPR).

  • 27-September-2015


    Remarks at high-level event on a new rural development paradigm and the inclusive and sustainable new communities model inspired by Saemul Undong

    Tackling human development means tackling rural development – the two go hand in hand. We used to think the solution was rapid urbanisation and industrialisation. Now, we know that in well-performing economies, rural areas tend to be resilient, contributing to national wealth and social stability.

  • 22-September-2015


    Seminars: Promoting and supporting new enterprises to foster local economy in Trentino (Trento, Italy)

    A cycle of seminar was organised by the OECD LEED Trento Centre on how to promote and support new enterprises to foster local economy in Trentino, specifically targeted at the Officers of the Autonomous Province of Trento, long standing partner of the OECD LEED Trento Centre.

  • 4-September-2015


    Resilient Cities Workshop

    The workshop will be held on 5-6 November 2015 at OECD Headquarters, Paris, France. his project aims to provide an assessment framework for resilience by exploring the drivers within its economic,social, environmental and institutional dimensions. It will also outline how innovative approaches of cities have helped build resilient communities, economy, institutions and environment.

  • 3-septembre-2015


    Promouvoir la croissance verte en agriculture - Rôle de la formation, du conseil et de la vulgarisation

    L’investissement dans les connaissances pour favoriser l'adoption de pratiques respectueuses de l'environnement est un facteur déterminant des processus d’innovation dans le secteur de l’agriculture mais l’impact et le coût des initiatives existantes ont été peu évalués malgré une modification radicale de l'orientation, de l’organisation et des modes d’intervention. Ce rapport étudie le rôle, les performances et l'impact des initiatives relatives aux services de conseil agricole, à la formation et à la vulgarisation prises dans les pays de l’OCDE pour favoriser la croissance verte dans l'agriculture. Le rapport s’appuie sur une série d’études de cas pour examiner de nombreuses questions de méthode et les avantages associés à différents types de prestataires, et il identifie les pratiques de gestion agricole durable les plus performantes.

  • 2-September-2015


    Multi-level governance and robust water allocation regimes needed to secure Brazil’s future water needs

    The recent droughts in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo states have exposed the need to shift from crisis management to effective risk governance of the country’s water resources, according to a new OECD report.

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