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  • 7-June-2010

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    OECD Workshop: Regional Mobility and Regional Innovation Networks

    The OECD Workshop: Regional Mobility and Regional Innovation, overviewed main trends in labor mobility across OECD regions, including rural-urban dynamics and out-flows of young adults.

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  • 1-June-2010

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    OECD Territorial Reviews: Venice, Italy

    This Review of Venice, Italy, offers a comprehensive assessment of the city-region’s economy and the extent to which its land use, labour market and environmental policies embrace a metropolitan vision.

  • 25-May-2010

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    3rd annual meeting of the OECD urban roundtable for mayors and ministers, “Cities and Green Growth”

    Speaking at the Urban Roundtable of Mayors and Ministerse, A. Gurría recommended to make the analysis of green growth more systematic and to develop a common set of urban environmental and economic indicators.

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  • 28-April-2010

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    Gender : Encouraging gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa

    Governments in the Middle East and North Africa increasingly recognise that gender equality - encouraging the talents, skills, education and productivity of all their citizens, including women - will make their countries stronger.

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  • 7-April-2010

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    OECD Reviews of Regional Innovation: Basque Country, Spain

    Through a diagnostic of the innovation system and the policy mix, the review offers some policy and governance recommendations to achieve the region’s desired transition in light of global trends in the innovation process and innovation policy.

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  • 2-April-2010

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    OECD Reviews of Regional Innovation: Catalonia, Spain

    This review of regional innovation assesses how to improve Catalonia's current strategy and actions in order to boost its innovation system through both its own programmes and those of Spain and the European Union.

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  • 1-April-2010

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  • 1-April-2010

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    Territorial Development Reviews

    This page displays the full list of country and regional reviews of territorial development.

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  • 1-April-2010

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    OECD Rural Policy Reviews: Strategies to Improve Rural Service Delivery

    This book provides an overview of the underlying problems in delivering services to rural regions.

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  • 10-March-2010

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    OECD Territorial Reviews: Toronto, Canada 2009

    OECD's Territorial Review of Toronto, Canada.  It finds that the Toronto region is one of the chief economic powerhouses of Canada, generating almost one-fifth of national GDP and 45% of Ontario’s GDP. The region is home to 40% of Canada’s business headquarters and is a main manufacturing hub, with major automotive, biomedical and electronics companies. Toronto is also one of the most diverse metropolitan regions in the world: half of its population is foreign born and it hosted 40% of all immigrants to Canada during 2001-2006.

    Nevertheless, the region’s current economic development model is under pressure and its economic performance has been mixed in recent years. From 1995 to 2005, GDP per capita and GDP growth rates were below the Canadian average while its annual economic and labour productivity growth were lower than the average for OECD metropolitan regions. During this period, population growth boosted demand in the construction, sales and retail, professional and financial services sectors. However, the recent decline in the area’s manufacturing jobs has illustrated the structural difficulties of some traditionally strong areas, such as the automotive and electronics industries.

    This Review proposes a new sustainable competitiveness agenda to enhance productivity, focusing on innovation, cultural diversity and infrastructure, as well as on green policies. To implement such an agenda, the Review proposes improving the current governance framework by intensifying strategic planning at the level of the Toronto region.

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