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Rural regions in Italy have some of the highest GDP per capita among OECD countries yet analysis of rural Italy reveals varied economic conditions, an increasing elderly population and a diminished focus on environmental isses. This report looks at the priorities for future rural poli
This book provides answers to these questions, and more, based on a survey of governments in 25 countries, 14 in-depth country case studies and 18 opinion pieces from leading civil society and government practitioners.
- Focus on Citizens: Public engagement for better policy and services presentation (PDF 598kb)
A Joint Learning Study (JLS) is a new and innovative method for sharing knowledge on key policy issues between OECD and non-member countries. This methodology supports integrity and corruption prevention mechanisms defined in the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).
This report examines both the challenges and the opportunities associated with designing and using indicator systems as a tool for the governance of regional development policy.
There is wide economic disparity between regions within OECD countries, with some leading national economies and others falling behind. As governments work to grow their economies, they should examine the role that boosting all regions can play in this effort.
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This is the executive summary and Chapter 1 of the report: Regulatory Reform in China: Defining the Boundary between the Market and the State, release 7 May 2009.
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Over the past three decades, China has made remarkable progress in raising the standard of living of its rural population. Using the country’s definition of poverty, the number of people living below the poverty line in rural areas declined from 250 million in 1978 to 21 million in 2006.
This review on China takes into account the specific reform needs and challenges in China while retaining the benefits of comparing and illustrating Chinese reform challenges with OECD practices. The report focuses on the overall economic context for regulatory reform, the government’s capacity to manage regulatory reform, competition policy and enforcement, and market openness. It also examines the regulatory framework in the
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This is the translation into Chinese of the executive summary and Chapter 1 of the OECD Review on Regulatory Reform in China: Defining the Boundary between the Market and the State, released in English on 7 May 2009.
The OECD has developed tools to answer the increasing demand for statistical information at the regional level: the OECD Regional Database; the Working Party on Territorial Indicators; and the series OECD Regions at a Glance.