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This review analyses how a paradigm shift in regional policy, building on the knowledge of both public and private stakeholders in regions (ranging from dynamic coastal urban areas to lagging inland areas), could help Portugal fully exploit its potential for sustainable development.
Rural areas in the Netherlands are characterised by their proximity to cities. This is not surprising considering that the Netherlands is the most urbanised country in the OECD, having the second highest population density in the OECD.
A first rural policy review was conducted for Finland in 1995, and this edition offers a unique look at how Finnish rural policy has evolved since the initial recommendations made in 1995.
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Istanbul, the demographic and economic heart of Turkey, has gone through enormous changes over the past century. This mega-city of about 15 million inhabitants has seen its population increased more than tenfold since 1950. It has benefitted from a favourable national economic environment, triggered by a broad and continuous reform process, strengthening its position on the international marketplace. Over time, Istanbul has
OECD Territorial Reviews: Istanbul, Turkey, aims to provide a detailed diagnosis and solutions for improving the competitiveness and governance of the Istanbul metropolitan area.
Is the Nordic welfare model economically sustainable? Can urban policy align with regional policy to exploit regional growth engines? The Territorial Review of Norway explores these questions.
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Madrid has captured the advantages of globalisation by becoming a metropolitan region of 6 million people, which attracts foreign workers and firms. The capital region has experienced impressive dynamic economic growth in recent years, making the best of the positive business cycle in Spain. It absorbs more than half of Spain’s total foreign direct investment (FDI) and has extended its economic relations with Latin American
Luxembourg has brought about a profound change for the better in its economy. What can be done to ensure these changes continue in the long term and in co-operation with its neighbours? The OECD Territorial Review of Luxembourg explores these questions.
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Innovation is a major factor of economic growth and performance in the globalised economy. Innovation brings new technologies and new products that help address global challenges such as health or the environment. New ways of producing goods and delivering services boost productivity, create jobs and can help improve citizens’ quality of life.But for innovation to provide all these benefits, it has to work. Researchers can push the
Despite concern about the negative impacts of globalisation on the economies of OECD regions, "Globalisation and Regional Economies" presents evidence that region-specific advantages remain a significant source of productivity gain for firms.