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The OECD Workshop: Regional Mobility and Regional Innovation, overviewed main trends in labor mobility across OECD regions, including rural-urban dynamics and out-flows of young adults.
Governments and central banks have implemented wide-ranging support packages in response to the global crisis. Discretionary fiscal measures, coupled with cyclical revenue losses and expenditure hikes, have resulted in a sharp increase in budget deficits, which are projected to peak at 8¼ per cent of GDP in the OECD area as a whole in 2010. How to get out of this dangerous spiral? How can we address this challenge while at the same
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.
This paper explores the political economy of fiscal adjustment.
William White, Chair, OECD Economic and Development Review Committee on tackling imbalances and avoiding another crisis.
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The report examines the role of institutions in the promotion of regulatory reform. It highlights how Regulatory Impact Assessment has facilitated the introduction of mechanisms of systematic consultation with those affected by reforms.
The deep scars of the crisis can be relieved through appropriate policy action, particularly in competition, jobs, taxes and financial services. This would bolster long-term growth too.
Denmark is at the forefront of efforts made by countries around the world to provide and use e-government services; and e-government in Denmark is clearly positioned to foster a more efficient and effective public sector and to provide services that are more responsive to the users’ needs.
This Review of Venice, Italy, offers a comprehensive assessment of the city-region’s economy and the extent to which its land use, labour market and environmental policies embrace a metropolitan vision.
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This Position paper presents some key lessons learnt and insights from recent OECD research on the use of regulatory reform during crises and its impacts. These lessons may be of use to policy makers seeking to design, adopt and implement regulatory reform programmes to boost recovery from the global financial and economic crisis.