Publications & Documents

  • 18-April-2018


    Working Together for Local Integration of Migrants and Refugees

    Behind every migration statistic, there are individuals or families starting a new life in a new place. Local authorities, in co-ordination with all levels of government and other local partners, play a key role in integrating these newcomers and empowering them to contribute to their new communities. Integration needs to happen where people are: in their workplaces, their neighbourhoods, the schools to which they send their children and the public spaces where they will spend their free time. This report describes what it takes to formulate a place-based approach to integration through concerted efforts across levels of government as well as between state and non-state actors. It draws on both quantitative evidence, from a statistical database, and qualitative evidence from a survey of 72 cities. These include nine large European cities (Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Glasgow, Gothenburg, Paris, Rome and Vienna) and one small city in Germany (Altena), which are the subject of in-depth case studies. The report also presents a 12-point checklist, a tool that any city or region – in Europe, the OECD or beyond – can use to work across levels of government and with other local actors in their efforts to promote more effective integration of migrants.
  • 15-février-2018


    Perspectives régionales de l'OCDE 2016 - Des régions productives pour des sociétés inclusives

    C’est dans les régions et les villes que les effets des politiques visant à promouvoir la croissance économique et l'inclusion sociale se font sentir. Les Perspectives Régionales de l'OCDE 2016 examine l'écart de productivité croissant entre les régions au sein des pays, et ce que ces tendances impliquent en ce qui est du bien-être des personnes vivant dans des endroits différents. Cette publication analyse la manière dont les politiques structurelles, les investissements publics et les réformes de gouvernance multi-niveaux peuvent contribuer à un accroissement de la productivité et à aborder les problèmes d’inclusion. En s'appuyant sur un sondage auprès des pays de l'OCDE, cette publication met l'accent sur les pratiques nationales en matière de politique de développement régional, urbain et rural qui orientent l'investissement public. La deuxième partie consacrée aux zones rurales examine différents types de zones rurales et les tendances quant à leur performance en matière de productivité, et suggère que les pays avancent vers une «Politique rurale 3.0». Le Grand Débat : les régions et les villes au service des grandes initiatives mondiales comprend des chapitres élaborés par de nombreuses organisations internationales de premier plan sur les différentes façon à travers lesquelles les régions et les villes peuvent contribuer à atteindre les objectifs d'accords tels que l'Accord de Paris et les Objectifs de développement durable. Les profils de pays individuels donnent un aperçu des politiques de développement régional, urbain et rural, ainsi que des performances en termes de productivité et de bien-être entre les différentes régions.
  • 9-February-2018


    Inclusive Growth in Seoul, Korea

    This report, undertaken within the framework of the OECD Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth initiative, assesses inclusive growth trends and challenges in the Seoul metropolitan area. The analysis goes beyond income to assess the barriers faced by specific groups - non-regular workers, youth, women, the elderly and migrants - across four dimensions: education, labour market, housing and the urban environment, and infrastructure and public services. The study then takes a closer look at two major policy efforts by the Seoul Metropolitan Government to advance inclusive growth. The study analyses the city’s efforts to ensure that strategies to address climate change also protect and benefit the most vulnerable populations, notably through the Promise of Seoul, which puts citizen welfare and social inclusion at the heart of the city’s efforts to tackle climate change. The study also assesses the efforts of city authorities to level the playing field for small firms and entrepreneurs through its Economic Democratisation Agenda.
  • 7-February-2018


    OECD Urban Policy Reviews: Viet Nam

    This report provides a comprehensive assessment of Viet Nam’s urban policies and analyses how national spatial planning for urban areas, along with specific sectoral policies, directly and indirectly affect Viet Nam’s urban development. It points to a number of policy areas which Viet Nam can tap into, in order to fully capitalise on the unique opportunities that its urbanisation process may bring about, including urban transport, housing, land, the quality of urban environment, and urban green growth. The review also assesses the efficiency and effectiveness of current urban governance arrangements, and makes recommendations for Viet Nam to develop an attractive and well-managed system of large and medium-sized cities, thereby contributing to achieving its sustainable development objectives.
  • 19-December-2017


    Decentralisation and Multi-level Governance in Kazakhstan

    This review examines the reforms undertaken by the government of Kazakhstan in the area of public governance and evaluates their impact on the powers and responsibilities of subnational levels of government. It places particular emphasis on finding the right allocation of roles and responsibilities among different levels of government, and on using decentralisation as a means to increase self-reliance, civic participation, accountability, and enhanced capacity at the local level. The report also offers a number of recommendations for further strengthening the role of local executive bodies and democratising some aspects of local government.
  • 5-December-2017


    The Geography of Firm Dynamics: Measuring Business Demography for Regional Development

    The Geography of Firm Dynamics provides methods and data to measure and analyse business demography across OECD regions. It first discusses the methodological challenges of measuring consistently the creation and destruction of businesses at the subnational scale and from an international perspective. Second, it presents a novel database that not only makes such comparison possible but also provides the basis for an analysis of the major trends in business dynamics across regions. The report identifies regional factors that are associated with entrepreneurship and also examines the impact of business creation on regional employment. The Geography of Firm Dynamics provides a tool for national and local policy makers to design strategies for healthier business environments that are tailored to the specific characteristics of each region, thereby boosting prosperity.
  • 27-November-2017


    Water Charges in Brazil - The Ways Forward

    This report examines the current system of water abstraction and pollution charges in operation in Brazil. It assesses the current system’s implementation challenges and provides possible solutions. The report explores how water charges can be both an effective means for dealing with water security issues, and a tool for enhancing economic growth and social welfare. Specific analysis is put forward for three case studies in the State of Rio de Janiero, the Paraiba do Sul River Basin and the Piancó-Piranhas-Açu River Basin. The report highlights that water charges need to operate in conjunction with an effective water regulatory regime and concludes with an Action Plan based on practical steps and recommendations for its implementation in the short, medium and long-term.

  • 17-November-2017


    Launch of the World Observatory on Subnational Government Finance and Investment

    17 November 2017, OECD: The Observatory on Subnational Government Finance and Investment is a multi-stakeholder initiative led by the OECD and UCLG dedicated to collecting comparable data and information on subnational finance and territorial organisation from over 100 countries.

  • 3-November-2017


    The Governance of Land Use in the Czech Republic - The Case of Prague

    Prague is a vibrant and growing city facing significant land-use pressures related to rapid peri-urban growth. This report examines land use and governance trends in Prague and the broader metropolitan area, including the formal elements of the planning system and broader governance arrangements such as rural-urban partnerships. It provides a number of recommendations to ensure the sustainable development of regional transportation and infrastructure, affordable housing and quality public amenities.
  • 26-October-2017

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    Territorial approach to migrants integration - questionnaire ENG

    Territorial approach to migrants integration - questionnaire ENG

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