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  • 6-October-2014

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    Poorer regions struggling to catch up in advanced economies, says OECD

    Living standards continue to diverge within many economically advanced countries as poorer regions struggle to catch up with richer ones. Half of the 34 OECD countries have seen the income gap between their best-off and worst-off regions widen since the 2008 crisis, according to new OECD research.

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  • 24-June-2014

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    OECD launches interactive website on regional well-being

    Life expectancy, air quality, safety and other indicators of well-being can vary dramatically within countries, depending on which region you live in. Looking beyond national averages is vital to get an accurate picture of quality of life and to guide local government policy.

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  • 20-June-2014

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    Latin America and Caribbean governments could do more on budget management, public sector pay equality - OECD-IDB

    Latin American and Caribbean countries need to do more to improve budget management, tax collection and public sector pay equality if they are to catch up with advanced economies in terms of government performance, according to a joint report by the OECD and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

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  • 15-May-2014

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    Reducing red tape in business would boost Greek productivity, OECD says

    Greece could save its businesses hundreds of millions of euros a year and improve their competitiveness by reducing administrative burdens, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 5-May-2014

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    Countries must improve resilience to disasters or face mounting costs, OECD says

    Smarter planning for natural and man-made disasters that increases collaboration between countries and encourages households and businesses to take more responsibility would improve resilience and reduce future economic losses, a new OECD report says.

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  • 5-May-2014

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  • 1-April-2014

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    Spain’s public sector reform plans on the right track, says OECD report

    Spain’s planned public sector reforms should help make the country’s institutions stronger and more effective, and proposals to increase transparency and root out corruption will do much to restore public trust, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 17-March-2014

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    Dutch water governance faces challenges from demographics and climate

    The Netherlands is a global pioneer in water management with a long history of containing flood risks and reclaiming land from the sea. Yet it will need to adapt its water governance policies to meet the looming challenges of shifting demographics, regional development and climate change, according to an OECD report.

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  • 24-January-2014

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    French capital should prepare now for risk of a costly Seine flood

    A major flooding of the Seine River similar to the flood disaster of 1910 could affect up to 5 million residents in the greater Paris area and cause up to 30 billion euros worth of damage, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 5-December-2013

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    Aix-Marseille at the crossroads: Overcoming fragmentation for a stronger metropolitan area

    The metropolitan region of Aix-Marseille in the south of France needs to tackle its fragmentated governance if it is to return to more inclusive and sustainable economic growth, according to a new OECD report.

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