Publications & Documents

  • 4-December-2015


    Measuring Well-being in Mexican States

    The report provides a comprehensive picture on the territorial differences in many well-being dimensions across the 31 Mexican states and the Federal District. It represents a sound base for state and local policy makers, political leaders and citizens to better understand people’s living conditions, gauge progress in various aspects of economy and society and use these indicators to improve the design and implementation of policies. It is a part of the “How’s Life in Your Region?” work produced by the OECD Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate at the behest of the Regional Development Policy Committee.

  • 19-October-2015


    The Territorial Approach to Food Security and Nutrition Policies

    FAO, OECD and UNCDF have launched a joint multi-year initiative to assess Food Security and Nutrition (FSN) policies from a territorial perspective. The joint initiative aims to assess, scale up, and pilot innovative policy approaches and governance mechanisms to improve food security and nutrition in rural areas, in emerging and developing countries.

  • 16-October-2015


    OECD Urban Roundtable of Mayors and Ministers

    The current wave of urbanisation presents both risks and opportunities. How can policy makers at all levels of government make decisions today that will lead to more resilient and inclusive cities in the long run? This requires strategies that help cities deliver quality public services and education, link people to jobs through accessible transport, and facilitate and sustain an affordable housing supply.

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  • 15-October-2015


    OECD Territorial Reviews: Valle de México, Mexico

    This review finds that while Mexico has taken important steps in addressing the urban challenges in the Valle de México, Mexico’s largest metropolitan area, there is a need for major metropolitan governance reform.  Serious urban governance failings are inhibiting adequate responses to critical urban development priorities - regeneration, access to adequate housing, reliable and safe public transport, and environmental protection. Several measures are currently being implemented. However, these tools and reforms will not produce the desired solutions to urban problems in the absence of metropolitan thinking, strategic regional planning, and improved co-ordination and collaboration across levels of government.

  • 14-October-2015


    Publication Launch - Measuring Well-being in Mexican States

    Improvements in health, access to basic services and housing have contributed most to raising standards of living of Mexicans over the past 15 years but further advances are needed to bring well-being indicators closer to the average of OECD countries, according to this report.

  • 4-September-2015


    Resilient Cities Workshop

    The workshop will be held on 5-6 November 2015 at OECD Headquarters, Paris, France. his project aims to provide an assessment framework for resilience by exploring the drivers within its economic,social, environmental and institutional dimensions. It will also outline how innovative approaches of cities have helped build resilient communities, economy, institutions and environment.

  • 2-September-2015


    Water Resources Governance in Brazil

    Water is abundant in Brazil, but unevenly distributed across regions and users. Remarkable progress to reform the sector has been achieved since the 1997 National Water Law, but economic, climate and urbanisation trends generate threats that may jeopardize national growth and development. The consequences are particularly acute in regions where tensions across water users already exist or are likely to grow. The report is the result of a policy dialogue with more than 100 stakeholders at different levels in Brazil. It assesses the performance of Brazil’s water governance and suggests policy recommendations for strengthening the co-ordination between federal and state water policies and for setting up more robust water allocation regimes that can better cope with future risks. The report concludes with an action plan, which suggests concrete milestones and champion institutions to implement those recommendations.

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  • 18-August-2015


    Green Growth in Bangkok, Thailand

    This publication is the first case study of the Urban Green Growth in Dynamic Asia project. The project explores how to promote green growth in fast-growing cities in Asia by examining policies and governance practices that encourage greening and competitiveness in a rapidly expanding economy. It is part of the OECD Green Growth Studies series, which will culminate in a synthesis report on Urban Green Growth in Dynamic Asia.

    This report analyses the economic and environmental performance and green growth policy practices of Thailand’s Bangkok Metropolitan Region (BMR). As a dynamic and emerging market economy, Thailand has recorded strong growth over recent decades and is expected to continue to do so, but this growth has come at a high environmental cost. The challenge is therefore to improve environmental outcomes while supporting continued growth in output and living standards. Thailand's government and BMA have taken steps to encourage green growth in the BMR, but much untapped potential remains, particularly in the following areas: land use and transport, renewable energy and energy efficiency in buildings, and water resources and solid waste management. Resilience to floods is also an urgent cross-cutting issue that requires further attention.

  • 12-August-2015


    Regional Development

    OECD work on regional development covers a number of inter-related fields: regional competitiveness, multi-level governance, urban and metropolitan policy and rural development.

  • 12-August-2015


    Urban Development

    Cities are important generators of wealth, employment and productivity growth and often quoted as the engines of their national economies.

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