In parallel to a sweeping structural reform agenda, Mexico announced in 2013 a new approach to housing and urban policy. Calling for a more explicit qualitative focus on housing and the urban environment, the policy shift is a welcome development.
Report finds that some Korean policies, such as urban regeneration, new town development or multi-modal transferring centres, have implicitly implemented compact city polices to a certain degree. However, there are still issues - including urban sprawl, unbalanced socio-economic levels and environmental challenges - which can be threats to urban competitiveness.
U.S. employers are demanding skilled workforces, but are not always able to find a local supply, says a new OECD study looking at Job Creation and Local Economic Development.
Report focusing on rural policy in Chile. This book examines the main trends in rural regions, policies and governance arrangements. The report highlights the need for Chile to establish a national rural policy framework to better coordinate the wide range of national policies and programmes currently targeting rural areas.
Better policies for better lives: this time, in your region - Insights Blog
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An overview of vents and reports on Regional Development Policy for Autumn 2014.
This International Roundtable will provide a platform for policy dialogue on addressing the challenges of ageing societies.
Korea has made significant progress towards decentralising the management of employment and training programmes, but can still do more to create stronger links with employers at the local level, according to a new OECD report.
The Japan-OECD Policy Forum on Urban Development and Green Growth will address cities’ unique role in creating synergies between environmental and economic objectives to advance green growth. Asian cities in particular are at the centre of this challenge. This event is organised as a commemorative event for the 50th Anniversary of Japan's Accession to the OECD.
Les écarts de niveau de vie se creusent dans de nombreux pays économiquement avancés, au sein desquels les régions les plus pauvres ont du mal à rattraper les autres. D’après une nouvelle étude de l’OCDE, la moitié de ses 34 pays membres voient, depuis la crise de 2008, les écarts de revenus augmenter entre leur région la plus performante et leur région la moins bien classée.