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Speakers background papers and presentations for the OECD/Scottish Executive conference on "investment Priorities for Rural Development", which took place in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 19-20 October 2006.
As part of the comparative analysis of sustainable budget policy, a study was undertaken on long-term budget projections. This report describes a bottom-up approach to measure future challenges, and discusses the main reasons for uncertainty and how to handle them.
This working paper offers recommendations to continue to create a more favourable environment for women who want to enter the labour market.
From 5-7 July 2006 the OECD Symposium on Agencies and Public-Private Partnerships was held in Madrid, Spain. The presentations and background material from this meeting provide a rich source of background material on the topic.
The 27th Annual Meeting of Senior Budget Officials took place in Sydney, Australia, on 5-6 June 2006.
Cities are important generators of wealth, employment and productivity growth and often quoted as the engines of their national economies.
Rural regions in OECD countries are important economically and demographically. Increasing globalisation, improved communications and reduced transportation costs are drivers of economic change in rural areas. However, promoting rural development poses numerous policy and governance challenges.
OECD work on regional development covers a number of inter-related fields: regional competitiveness, multi-level governance, urban and metropolitan policy and rural development.
Recent work is focusing on the contractual approach of multi-level governance, the design of grants transferred from central to sub national levels of government and the variety of agreements between municipalities.
OECD work on regional competitiveness addresses both the measurement of regional performance through regional statistics and indicators using the OECD Regional Database and policies to address key factors that can improve the competitiveness of regions.