Publications & Documents


  • 1-October-2007

    English

    Globalisation and Regional Economies: Can OECD Regions Compete in Global Industries?

    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.

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  • 25-September-2007

    English

    Cutting Red Tape: Administrative Simplification in the Netherlands

    Red tape is burdensome to companies, inhibits entrepreneurship, and reduces competitiveness. This study of the Netherlands is the first OECD review of a national programme for administrative simplification.

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  • 25-September-2007

    English

    Cutting red tape: Comparing administrative burdens across countries

    Red tape is burdensome to companies, inhibits entrepreneurship, and reduces competitiveness.

  • 10-September-2007

    English

    OECD Territorial Reviews: Madrid, Spain

    OECD Territorial Reviews: Madrid, Spain, aims to provide a detailed diagnosis and solutions for improving the competitiveness governance of the Madrid metropolitan area.

  • 13-August-2007

    English

    Ageing and the Public Service: Human Resource Challenges

    An ageing population creates immediate pressures for changes in both service delivery and in human resources management in government. This report reviews strategies to address these pressing issues and provides a snapshot of ageing policies and actions in nine OECD countries.

  • 10-August-2007

    English

    Meeting the Challenges of Decentralisation in France

    Despite France’s previously well deserved reputation as a highly centralised state, a significant number of responsibilities have been devolved to regional and local government over the past two decades. The process has not been easy, as is discussed in this working paper.

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  • 9-August-2007

    English

    Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion in France (Economics Department Working Paper No. 569)

    Reducing poverty and social exclusion is an important objective for all French governments. Even though conventionally measured poverty is in fact lower than in most other countries, it is still higher than can be easily accepted.

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  • 17-July-2007

    English

    Globally Competitive, Locally Engaged - Higher Education and Regions, 19-21 September 2007, Valencia, Spain

    The OECD conferenceGlobally Competitive, Locally Engaged - Higher Education and RegionsInternational Conference, took place on 9-21 September 2007 in Valencia, Spain.

  • 16-July-2007

    English

    Family Policy in Hungary: How to Improve the Reconciliation Between Work and Family?

    This working paper looks at how to shift the policy focus towards reconciling work and family life. Reasons for under-provision in childcare by local governments are discussed and recommendations for further central-government intervention to improve supply are made.

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  • 16-July-2007

    English

    Encouraging Sub-national Government Efficiency in Hungary (Economics Department Working Paper 565)

    This working paper looks at the challenges facing Hungary's counties and municipalities in modernising local infrastructures as well as dealing with cutbacks to administrative overheads and tough decisions in public services.

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