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  • 21-April-2017

    English

    Making Policy Evaluation Work: The Case of Regional Development Policy

    This paper presents a critical discussion of ex-post impact evaluation of policies that affect regional economic development, with a particular emphasis on drawing useful implications for policy making. The ultimate goal is to “bridge” the perceived distance between policy discussions on the one side, and academic debates on the other. Some specific recommendations conclude the report.

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  • 7-April-2017

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    Agricultural Policies in the Philippines

    This report analyses Philippine agricultural policy. Agriculture provides 30% of total employment in the Philippines and represents 11% of its Gross Domestic Product. The Philippines has had notable recent overall economic success, yet improving agricultural performance remains challenging. Productivity growth lags behind other Southeast Asian countries, and a number of policy distortions hinder progress. With agricultural land resources also under pressure from frequent natural disasters, rising population and urbanisation, the report offers a series of recommendations to improve the sector’s performance and its ability to adapt to climate change.
  • 3-April-2017

    English

    Agricultural Policies in Costa Rica

    Costa Rica’s strong agricultural sector is underpinned by the country’s political stability, robust economic growth and high levels of human development.  The sector has achieved significant export success, yet raising productivity and staying competitive in world markets will require efforts to address bottlenecks in infrastructure, innovation and access to financial services.  Maximising Costa Rica’s comparative advantage in higher-value niche products will depend upon more efficient services to agriculture, including better implementation of programmes, improved co-ordination among institutions, and reduced bureaucracy. While overall protection for agriculture is relatively low compared to OECD countries, it is nonetheless highly distorting to production and trade. Managing the transition to scheduled liberalisation presents an opportunity to reform costly policies, and to implement an alternative policy package with new investments in innovation, productivity and diversification, supported by transition assistance where needed. Costa Rican agriculture’s vulnerability to extreme weather events is expected to worsen with climate change, and even while the country is among global leaders in environmental protection, sustainable development and climate change mitigation, further adaptation efforts will be necessary.
  • 28-March-2017

    English

    Urban Transport Governance and Inclusive Development in Korea

    This report analyses the relationship between urban transport and inclusive development in Korea. First, it looks at how Korea is shifting from car-centered transport towards people-centered mobility. It discusses opportunities and challenges posed by current urban transport arrangements in Korea, and proposes options for improving urban transport governance. Second, the report uses advanced data analysis and space syntax methods to examine how accessibility to public transport shapes inclusiveness in Korean metropolitan areas. Third, it analyses public transport in four selected Korean cities (Seoul, Suwon, Changwon and Sejong), which offer interesting insights into how public transport policies can be tailored to local socio-economic profiles and urban landscapes.
  • 23-March-2017

    English

    ITALY-REVIEW: Developing local development strategies for remote, peripheral areas - Trentino

    The OECD LEED Trento Centre is working with Italy and the Autonomous Province of Trento to strengthen capacities to develop and implement integrated strategies targeted at improving the quality of life and well-being of people and reversing demographic trends in ‘inner areas’ (sparsely populated areas and stranded communities isolated from large and medium-sized urban centres).

  • 21-March-2017

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    Compendio de buenas prácticas para el desarrollo local en América Latina

    El presente Compendio constituye un esfuerzo de documentación, sistematización y capitalización de las experiencias presentadas en el curso "Summer School Comunidad y Desarrollo Local". El principio guía es sencillo: contribuir a que la experiencia se transforme en conocimiento, para que este pueda ser compartido y que contribuya a enriquecer otros procesos que se llevan a cabo en otras realidades.

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  • 21-mars-2017

    Français

    Montréal métropole de talent - Pistes d'action pour améliorer l'emploi, l'innovation et les compétences

    Montréal dispose de nombreux atouts pouvant lui permettre de se positionner parmi les métropoles les plus dynamiques des pays de l’OCDE. La métropole québécoise bénéficie notamment d’une grande capacité d’attraction et de formation des talents et d’un écosystème d’innovation dense constitué d’acteurs variés tels que des grandes firmes industrielles, de nombreuses start-up dans des secteurs émergents et des universités de premier plan. Toutefois ce potentiel de la métropole québécoise ne s’est pas pleinement concrétisé en termes de création d’emploi et de richesse collective au cours des dernières années.Ce rapport examine ce paradoxe et propose des pistes d’action pour rendre l’économie montréalaise plus dynamique, innovante, inclusive, et génératrice de plus d’emplois et de meilleure qualité. Il met en évidence l’importance d’une meilleure utilisation des talents et des compétences, en encourageant l’innovation et la croissance des PME, et en adaptant mieux la formation et la recherche aux besoins des individus et des acteurs économiques montréalais. Seule une stratégie globale, intégrée et activement poursuivie par l’ensemble des partenaires du territoire pourra permettre à Montréal de jouer véritablement son rôle de moteur du développement économique et social.
  • 15-March-2017

    English

    Decentralisation in Ukraine: Seminar 2

    This seminar was held in Mykolaiv on 5 March, 2017. Ukrainian sub-national officials, policy makers and other stakeholders shared their experience in decentralisation reform and its impact with respect to administrative capacity, investment capacity and service delivery capacity, particularly at the local level.

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  • 15-March-2017

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  • 13-March-2017

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    OECD Territorial Reviews: Northern Sparsely Populated Areas

    The northern sparsely populated areas (NSPA) of Finland, Norway and Sweden are becoming increasingly important to the geopolitical and economic interests of these countries and the European Union. These regions have unique geographical characteristics - low population density and a harsh climate - and face specific challenges due to an ageing population, long distances from markets, and high-cost land transport. However, high productivity growth is possible in low-density regions. This report sets out policy recommendations at cross-border, national and regional scales to enhance prosperity and well-being across the NSPA. This includes closer co-operation with national governments to address shared challenges and opportunities such as improving east-west transport connections and reducing occupational and skills barriers to labour mobility, and addressing barriers to business growth such as access to finance.
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