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  • 19-April-2012

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    Redefining "Urban" - A New Way to Measure Metropolitan Areas

    This report compares urbanisation trends in OECD countries on the basis of a newly defined OECD methodology which enables cross-country comparison of the socio-econimic and environmental performance of metropolitan areas in OECD countries. The methodology is presented and results from its application to 27 OECD countries are discussed together with policy implication both on national growth and governance of cities. The report also includes three original papers that present the urbanisation dynamics and prospects in China and South Africa and the governance challenges resulting from the new policy agenda on cities in the United Kingdom.
  • 17-April-2012

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    OECD regulatory policy by country

    Regulatory policy is a core part of the OECD’s work, touching aspects in every sector of the economy and affecting the everyday life of business and citizens. It is important that governments ensure that what they do in economic and social affairs is efficient and effective.

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  • 13-April-2012

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    OECD Territorial Reviews: Chihuahua, Mexico 2012

    Located at the border with the US, Chihuahua has benefited from FDI and NAFTA. Chihuahua has been one of the richest regions in Mexico and one of the most dynamic in the OECD. However, the region’s FDI-trade link with the USA has also led to some vulnerability to external shocks. The two crises affecting the USA in the past decade affected Chihuahua more than any other state. Despite recent progress in the quality of education, other structural challenges such as lower productivity growth, high inactivity rates and dwindling employment rates have been factors in Chihuahua’s sluggish growth. Chihuahua not only displays large intra-regional and gender inequalities, but also the largest inter-ethnic inequality levels in the country. Chihuahua can gain from a territorial approach to policymaking that integrates sectoral policies, fostering value-added in rural activities, better linking SME-development and FDI-attraction policies, as well as between innovation capacities and applications. The region could also strengthen their recent inclusive governance arrangement with civil society and the private sector.  Growth and development can only be possible if the current challenges in insecurity, water shortage and public finance are addressed.
  • 13-April-2012

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    OECD Territorial Reviews: Chihuahua, Mexico

    This book examines the gains that might be made by a territorial approach to policymaking that integrates sectoral policies, fosters value-added in rural activities, and links SME-development and FDI-attraction policies as well as innovation capacities and applications.

  • 11-April-2012

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    Sixth meeting of the Regulatory Policy Committee

    The Regulatory Policy Committee took place on 11-12 April 2012 at the OECD headquarters. Delegates from the OECD participated as well as from Brazil, Columbia, Egypt, Indonesia, Malaysia, Russia, Tunisia and Viet Nam.

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  • 4-April-2012

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    Water Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean (working paper)

    This paper is part of the regional development working paper series covering water governance in Latin America and the Carribbean (LAC) countries.

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  • 29-March-2012

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    OECD Territorial Reviews: Småland-Blekinge, Sweden

    The review presents an overview of recent trends, regional policies and governance arrangements of the region, made up of four counties in South-East Sweden: Jönköping, Kronoberg, Kalmar, Blekinge.

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  • 27-March-2012

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    5th annual OECD meeting on Public-Private Partnerships

    Topics at the 5th annual OECD meeting on public-private partnerships include the role of supreme audit institutions, press treatment of PPPs, and new developments in the accounting framework.

  • 26-March-2012

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    Understanding Growth in Different Types of Regions

    This conference offers a timely opportunity to rethink the approach to regional growth and define new strategic directions for regional policy.

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  • 22-March-2012

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    Recommendation of the Council on Regulatory Policy and Governance, adopted 22 March 2012

    This Recommendation sets the current thinking of how to effectively implement regulatory policy in countries, based on over a decade of OECD experience. "This Recommendation is the first comprehensive international statement on regulatory policy since the crisis", says Angel Gurría.

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