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  • 5-December-2013

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    Regions at a Glance 2013: Information by country

    Individual country notes assessing how regions and cities contribute to national growth and the well-being of society.

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  • 5-December-2013

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    Working with cities and regions to ensure inclusive and sustainable recovery

    If governments at all levels work together to unleash the potential of cities and regions as engines of economic dynamism, they will greatly benefit national recovery and will create conditions for a better life, said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 5-December-2013

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    Investing Together - Working Effectively across Levels of Government

    Why 'investing together'? Public investment is not only a major strategic responsibility for governments but also a shared one: almost two-thirds of public investment is undertaken by sub-national governments and major projects tend to involve more than one government level. In a tight fiscal landscape, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of investment, while maximising its impact on growth outcomes, is paramount. Identifying and addressing the governance bottlenecks that impede smooth co-ordination across levels of government can make a significant contribution towards reaching that end.

    This report dissects the relationships different government actors form vertically, across levels of government, and also horizontally, across both sectors and jurisdictions. It helps policy makers to understand more systematically how co-ordination works and why it so often doesn’t, as well as shedding light on the mechanisms countries have developed to govern these interactions. In doing so, it addresses another key requisite to organising co-ordination, namely government capacity. Sub-national actors, especially, need to be equipped with the right skills and resources to carry out their responsibilities and to engage with stakeholders, across the public, private and civil society sectors. This report offers a toolkit to policy makers to assess their needs for capacity development

  • 5-December-2013

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    Improved multi-level governance key to tackling widening regional inequalities and ensuring inclusive recovery

    The economic crisis has hit certain regions and cities harder than others in the OECD area, calling for better regional policies across levels of governments to foster an inclusive and sustainable recovery, according to two new OECD reports.

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  • 5-December-2013

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    Investing Together: Working Effectively Across Levels of Government

    Almost two-thirds of public investment is undertaken by sub-national governments and major projects often involve multiple government levels. This report dissects the relationships different government actors form vertically, across levels, and horizontally, across both sectors and jurisdictions

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  • 5-December-2013

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    Ministerial meeting: Regions and Cities - Where Policies and People meet

    Ministers responsible for regional, urban and territorial development from around the world will gather in Marseille, France on 5-6 December 2013 to share good practices and future opportunities in three areas: effective public investment strategies, inclusive growth in cities and regions, and new frameworks for fitting policies to places.

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  • 5-December-2013

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    The role of parliaments in promoting better regulation

    The OECD and the Scrutiny Committee on Law Implementation of the French Senate co-organised a conference on 5 December 2013 on “Law evaluation and better regulation: the role for parliaments” at the Luxembourg Palace in Paris.

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  • 3-December-2013

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    Alternatives to Regulation

    Alternatives to regulation provide a framework to assist policy makers in selecting instruments that are particularly applicable in different circumstances, facilitating the desire of many countries to reduce red tape and the burdens imposed on agents by unnecessary or overly prescriptive regulation.

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  • 26-November-2013

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    Regions and Innovation: Collaborating Across Borders

    This report examines cross-border collaboration on innovation, building on case studies of cross-border areas that include the following countries: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom and Ireland.

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  • 21-November-2013

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    Quality Urban Life: How to make it a reality?

    Wikiprogress online discussion on Latin America entitled "Quality Urban Life: How to make it a reality?".

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