Publications & Documents


  • 14-April-2011

    English, , 458kb

    Urban Development Factsheet

    Urban development addresses current issues such as global warming, poverty and exclusion and encourages the benefits of agglomeration by providing collective public goods.

  • 14-April-2011

    English, Excel, 331kb

    Multi-level Governance Factsheet

    Regional policy requires multi-level governance mechanisms within a coherent, forward looking, cross-sectoral,andflexible framework.

  • 24-March-2011

    English

    OECD Territorial Reviews: NORA Region: The Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland and Coastal Norway

    The NORA region is a transnational area comprising the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland and coastal Norway. This review recommends strengthening co-operation across the region to improve accessibility, diversify the economic base, and ensure sustainable development of fisheries.

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  • 10-February-2011

    English

    OECD Territorial Reviews: Guangdong, China

    This review assesses Guangdong’s current approach to economic development. It is the country’s most populous and rich province with 95.4 million inhabitants and provides one-eighth of the national GDP with "processing trade" as a key development feature.

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  • 25-January-2011

    English

    OECD Rural Policy Reviews: England, United Kingdom

    Rural England plays a significant role in the economy of the United Kingdom, but an even larger social and cultural role, and being geographically compact is is unique among OECD regions.

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  • 21-January-2011

    English

    OECD Territorial Reviews: Switzerland 2011

    This review offers a comprehensive assessment of the country's New Regional Policy, implemented following the 2002 review. It finds that overall, regions in Switzerland are faring well but there is room for improvement in regional labour productivity growth.

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  • 2-December-2010

    English

    Cities and Climate Change

    This book shows how city and metropolitan regional governments working in tandem with national governments can change the way we think about responding to climate change.

  • 25-October-2010

    English

    Regional Development Policies in OECD Countries

    The report will help countries to better understand regional policies and to formulate and diffuse horizontal policy recommendations. The analysis suggests an important role for regional policies in shaping sustainable endogenous development.

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  • 1-September-2010

    English

    OECD Workshop on the Production of Renewable Energy as a Regional Development Policy in Rural Areas

    This workshop, hosted in Montreal, discussed how the production of renewable energy could represent a development opportunity for rural regions.

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  • 7-June-2010

    English

    OECD Rural Policy Reviews: Québec, Canada

    This review examines Québec's rural policy approach, which aims at community empowerment and land occupancy, and presents recommendations for integrating social, economic and entrepreneurial development and implementing stabilisation measures in lagging areas.

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