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This review of regional policy in Sweden explores the potential for enhanced innovation and entrepreneurship and provides recommendations to strengthen Sweden’s regional development strategies through improved governance mechanisms, both regionally and across levels of government.
Recently, OECD countries have promoted a new approach to regional policy. This report reviews the main dimensions of this policy shift, drawing on recent work by OECD including analysis of regional data, policy reviews and case studies.
The review proposes a new sustainable competitiveness agenda to enhance productivity in Toronto. This agenda could focus on innovation, cultural diversity and infrastructure; and apply a green lens to policies.
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Managing relations between different levels of government is a necessity,since almost all countries are decentralised to one degree or another. In atime of economic crisis, it is crucial that these different levels of governmentwork together effectively, as governments are having to do more, includingimplementing stimulus packages, with less. In OECD countries, sub-nationalauthorities are responsible for an average of 60% of public
The radical transformation that Spanish rural areas have experienced in the past few decades suggest a new approach to rural policy. This report looks at such issues as rural tourism, renewable energies, rural clusters, development of peri-urban areas, and service delivery.
This report recommends that Chile move towards a territorial approach to development in order to better adapt public management to the different opportunities and needs of the diverse territories of the country.
International experts and policy practitioners from around the world assessed policy options to restore the economy of the L'Aquila region. The workshop was held in Rome on 3 July 2009 and was organised by the OECD in partnership with the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance.
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Innovation is an important component of economic development and productivity growth. Indeed, governments are aware that one of the ways they can begin to pull themselves out of the current financial and economic crisis is to invest in innovation.
This report reviews how both national and state policies in Mexico can better support regional innovation systems and includes profiles of 15 states. It reviews how both national and state policies in Mexico can better support regional innovation systems and includes profiles of 15 states.
Innovation is the main and increasing source of growth in OECD countries. Regions are key players in shaping innovation and in mobilising untapped potential for national growth.