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In the current difficult economic environment, regions are important centres of gravity in a country’s economy. Their comparative advantages, endowments and overall dynamism can be powerful sources of growth and prosperity nation-wide, said OECD Secretary-General.
This Review of the Gauteng City-Region, South Africa evaluates measures to position economic development policy and to confront economic inequality in the Johannesburg/Pretoria region.
These country notes provide detailed quantitative and qualitative information on regional performance, institutions and policy settings in OECD members. They include a description of the country's administrative structure, regional policies and the contribution of regions to national growth.
Water is essentially a local issue and involves a plethora of stakeholders at basin, municipal, regional, national and international levels. This report looks at the challenges in water policy implementation and identifies good practices in co-ordinating water policy.
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This is the executive summary of the report Water Governance in OECD countries: a Multi-Level Approach.
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Executive summary of the publication "Making the most of public investment: Lessons from the crisis".
This publication gives a comparative overview of lessons that can be drawn from the financial crisis followed by a section covering a selection of country cases (Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Korea, Spain, Sweden and the United States).
This comprehensive review of urban policy in Poland looks at the urban system and the challenges it faces, national policies for urban development in Poland, and adapting governance for a national urban policy agenda.
This review addresses the needs of national and regional governments for greater clarity on how to strengthen the innovation capacity of regions to boost national performance. It is part of wider OECD work on regional development and supports the OECD Innovation Strategy.
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This is a summary of rural development goals.